Peter and Doris Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore
Dumy moї – My thoughts: Taras Shevchenko, the Ukrainian Diaspora and the Ongoing War in Ukraine
A multi-media exhibition by curators Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn, PhD Kule Chair in Ukrainian Ethnography, and Dmytro Yesypenko, Graduate Student MLCS
Exhibition: March 6-31, 2023, Rutherford Library Galleria, University of Alberta
Taras Shevchenko (1814–1861) is one of the most prominent and influential figures in Ukrainian culture and history. During his lifetime, he was recognized as the author of literary classics, notably, the iconic poetry collection Kobzar (Minstrel, 1840). A poetic genius, Shevchenko also became an outstanding painter. His oeuvre is considered to be the prime exemplar of the Ukrainian spirit.
This exhibition, named after Shevchenko’s famous poem “Dumy moї” (My Thoughts), aims to present the timeless significance of the poet’s messages and the artistic imagery of this true national Kulturträger. The multi-media exhibit explores the phenomenon of admiration for Shevchenko and how his legacy speaks volumes about Ukrainians themselves. Four digital screens display images and accompanying explanatory texts in respective thematic streams.
Dumy moї – My Thoughts exhibition covers a spectrum of emotions from tragedy and sadness to humour, empathy, resilience and the unconquerable Ukrainian spirit, admired by the whole world today.
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Join us for a Curator’s Talk by Dmytro Yesypenko on March 10, 2023 | 12 PM MST
Location: Rutherford Library Galleria
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