Initially, there was a small collection, which its owner, businessman and philanthropist Sergei Tsyupko, began collecting 20 years ago. The basis was non-figurative painting by contemporary Ukrainian artists. Then a desire arose to expand the time and geographical scope of the collection, but focusing specifically on the art of Ukraine from the second half of the 20th century, which, unfortunately, is almost absent in domestic museums. When the number of works, their authors and the artistic movements they represent increased significantly, it was decided to create a museum. The Museum of Contemporary Art began operations in June 2005 and consists of three exhibition spaces for permanent and temporary exhibitions. Now this is the only museum in Ukraine that houses works by many representatives of various art schools and movements from all regions of Ukraine from the 1930s to the present.
The collection includes more than 5,000 works of painting, graphics, sculpture and decorative art from more than 700 authors. The Museum of Modern Art of Ukraine has a library; The lecture hall hosts theoretical and practical events: master classes, lectures, seminars, round tables, conferences with the invitation of Ukrainian and foreign art historians, artists, curators, gallerists and everyone who is interested in the state and problems of contemporary art in Ukraine and its presentation abroad of our state. There is an art studio, educational programs and programs for working with children of preschool and school age, because a museum is a place where children should feel cozy, comfortable and relaxed, gain knowledge and create.
Where is the Museum of Contemporary Art of Ukraine?
Kirillovskaya street, 41
11:00 – 19:00, Mon: closed
044 454 47 40