09 Jan 2012 12:30 PM
Ukraine, 04050 Kyiv,
str. Glybochytska, 17
+38 (044) 201 49 45
The private Museum of Modern Art hospitably opened its doors to visitors June 17, 2005. It was located in the historic part of Podil on two floors of a building on 14 Bratsk, and immediately acquired a lot of admirers.
First was a small collection, its owner - a well-known businessman and philanthropist Sergei Tsiupko has been collecting for 20.
Paintings of contemporary Ukrainian artists were the basis of the art collection. Then there was quite understandable desire to expand the temporal and geographical scope of the collection, however, it still was focused on the art of Ukraine of the second half of the twentieth century. Unfortunately it is almost absent in Ukrainian national museums. When the number of works, their authors and artistic fields they represent considerably increased, it was decided to create the Museum of Contemprorary Art of Ukraine. See virtual tour of the museum.
In December 2009 the museum moved to a new three-story museum building on the street 17 Hlybochytska.
Large areas (more than 3.5 thousand square meters) allowed to form the first permanent exposition of the best collection of works (it occupies the second the third floors of the Museum). The exhibition is supposed to change every two years.
Today at the Museum presented collections of ancient Ukrainian icons, paintings of Ukrainian classics of early twentieth century; Ukrainian art era of realism and social realism of second half of the twentieth century as well as works by artists of the underground of 1960-1970's. There are also two exhibition spaces for temporary exhibitions (the whole first floor and a small showroom on the third floor). Today it is the only museum in Ukraine, which holds many works of different art schools and areas of all regions of Ukraine from the 1930s of the twentieth century to the present.
The collection contains more than four thousand five hundred paintings, drawings, sculptures and decorative art masterpieces. The collection contains works of more than 500 authors.
The Museum has a library. The lecture hall hosts theoretical and practical activities: workshops, lectures, seminars, round tables, conferences with the invitation of Ukrainian and foreign art critics, artists, curators, gallery owners and anyone who is interested in state and problems of contemporary art in Ukraine and its presentation outside our state. There are plans to open art studio, implement educational programs and programs of working with children of preschool and school age, because the museum is a place where children should feel cozy, comfortable and relaxed, gain knowledge and create.