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Upcoming Exhibit

East Meets West

Free and open to the public, this two-part exhibit is a unique opportunity to see a private collection of Ukrainian artwork by women icon makers as well as select materials from the Marian Library's Ukrainian Marian Collection. Visit both displays to see artwork, manuscripts, news stories and other artifacts that document devotion to Mary and highlight themes of freedom, war, resistance and devotion. 

Women Icon Makers of West Ukraine

May 1 – June 30, 2023

Stuart and Mimi Rose Gallery
(Roesch Library, first floor) 

This exhibit on loan from collector John A. Kohan’s Sacred Art Pilgrim collection with assistance from the Iconart Contemporary Sacred Art Gallery in Lviv, Ukraine, pays tribute to eight innovative women icon makers of the Lviv School who have achieved recognition in a genre traditionally dominated by men. Respectful of the theological and artistic canons of iconography, they experiment with different media, painting techniques and color palettes to create contemporary variations on time-honored themes. 

The artists:

Lyuba YatskivIvanka DemchukKhrystyna YatsyniakKateryna ShadrinaNatalya RusetskaUlyana TomkevychHlafira ShcherbakKateryna Kuziv

Halyna Nykolyshyn’s Ukrainian Marian Legacy

May 1 – Nov. 10, 2023

Marian Library Gallery
(Roesch Library, seventh floor)

This section of the exhibit demonstrates the many facets of the Marian Library’s Ukrainian Marian Collection and the librarian, Halyna Nykolyshyn (Helen) who started the collection. It discusses the timely importance of the collection and displays newly acquired pieces that display the active Marian devotion in Ukraine today.

Plan Your Visit

To see the both sections of the exhibit, visit between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday from May 1 through June 30, 2023 when the Marian Library is open to the public. To see only the traveling exhibit, Women Icon Makers of West Ukraine, visit during Roesch Library hours

All areas of the exhibit will be closed on May 29 and June 19, 2023.

Please check the Marian Library calendar before visiting.

If you are visiting on a weekday, a parking pass is required. For a free parking pass, drive through the main campus entrance on Stewart Street just east of Brown Street and follow the signs to visitor parking. Stop at the visitor center, and an attendant will issue a parking pass. The closest entrance to P Lot is the ground floor (Learning Teaching Center) entrance. B Lot is closest to the main entrance of Roesch Library.



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