I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Ukrainian Museum

We were given free entry to the Ukranian Museum for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: The Ukranian Museum

Where: 222 East Sixth St.
             New York, NY

Who: All ages

Me - The Ukrainian Museum was small but interesting. They had a special exhibit of Andy Warhol animal pictures. That was my favorite part of the museum. They were endangered species. They were really colorful. They also had a few other Andy Warhol pictures. Last year in school, we learned about Andy Warhol because we did Pop Art. I prefer his animal pictures to his other pictures. They also had a collection of clothes. They were pretty but kind of old fashioned. They had a lot of dresses. They had a beaded necklace. There were hats. There were cloths hanging up. They were pretty.  There were pictures of soldiers and things. Some had little animals in them. I liked the ones with the animals. Over all, it was a fun museum especially if you don't have a lot of time.


Mom - Although not very big compared to other museums in New York City, the Ukranian Museum is the largest museum devoted to the Ukranian Heritage in the United States.  The museums has three main collections: a fine art collection, a folk art collection and  an archives. Current exhibits include an exhibit of traditional Ukrainian costumes and textiles. There is also an exhibit of tradional Ukranian headwear. Children may enjoy the exhibit of colorfully patterned Easter Eggs known as Pysanka or the current special exhibit of  Andy Warhol paintings. The Warhol exhibit mostly focuses on his paintings of endangered species although some of his other work is included as well, such as, one of his famous Campbell's soup pictures and a self portrait. Warhol's ancestors came from an area that is is now partly in the  Ukraine that is why his paintings are in display at the museum. The paintings will only be on display through February since they are on loan from a museum in Jackson, Wyoming.  Also, if you plan to the visit the museum  specifically to see the Warhol paintings you should know that photographs of them are not permitted although photos are permitted throughout the rest of the museum.


For more information about the Ukrainian Museum, visit http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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