Museum of modern art in Kiev was founded by a Ukrainian businessman, the president of Ukrainian Jewelers Association Sergey Tsyupko in 2005. However, the museum has only recently received its own space of 3.5 thousand square meters. The museum collection consists of works by 500 artists who represent all genres of art in Ukraine. Works of art that are displayed in the museum are works created in the XIX and XX centuries in nation’s leading art schools.
There are over 4500 exhibits in the museum, which makes the collection the biggest selection of Ukrainian art, sculpture, graphics, and works of decorative art. This establishment is also the largest Ukrainian private museum that displays the whole range of art of that era. Cultural and art value of the exhibits that were collected in 1920s is undoubted, which makes the museum stand out among the rest.
Museum collections are contributed to by artists, collectors and philanthropists. You can see works by modern Ukrainian artists in the museum, including V. Khmelko, Yablonskie sisters, P. Stolyarenko, A. Erdeli, S. Grigoriev, R. Selsky, and other artists that are famous beyond Ukrainian borders.
Founders of the museum emphasize that it is a nonprofit and philanthropic organization that is aimed at searching, collecting and storing works of art that have previously been taken out of the country or acquired by private collectors, which made them unavailable for general public.
Nowadays the museum has a lecture hall and an art library. Seminars, workshops, roundtable discussions, conferences and lectures are often conducted there. Museum also frequently invites Ukrainian and foreign art critics, curators, artists, gallerists, and other people who are interested in developing modern domestic art. The museum works on presenting Ukrainian cultural heritage abroad.
Address of the museum of modern Ukrainian art: Kiev, Hlybochitskaya street, 17.