Foreign Minister Kuleba and President Yushchenko open Holodomor Exhibition at DAU

On November 22 at the Hennadii Udovenko Diplomatic Academy Of Ukraine opened an exhibition of artwork “Holodomor: Through the Eyes of Ukrainian Artists. The art exhibition was opened by Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, President of Ukraine in 2005-2010 Viktor Yushchenko, Gennady Nadolenko, Director of the Diplomatic Academy, Maryna Antonova, Director of Government Relations, U.S.-Ukrainian Business Council, and Vira Barynova-Kuleba, Honored Artist, member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. The exhibition presents 57 works by Ukrainian artists, including Mykola Bondarenko, Vira Barynova-Kuleba, Nestor Kyzenko, Nina Marchenko, Mykola Shevtsov, Volodymyr Kutkin, Ivan Novobranets, and Ilko Myronenko. The Holodomor Collection was organized and collected in the 1990s by Morgan Williams, President of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), who serves as Trustee/Curator.

This exhibition is dedicated to one of the greatest tragedies of the Ukrainian people, the Holodomor genocide. Practically all of the collection’s items were created after 1988, when, after decades of suppression and forced silence, it was first officially recognized that millions of Ukrainians were starved to death in 1932-1933.