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Grains of Identity: Bread and Wheat in Ukrainian Art History

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this two part lecture series, Oleksandra Kovalchuk, the Director of Development of the Odesa Fine Arts Museum, delves into Ukraine’s rich artistic heritage, symbolic traditions, and the remarkable resilience displayed in times of the full scale invasion by the Russian Federation. From the courageous efforts of museums during the war to the cultural significance of bread in traditional and modern art, these lectures provide a comprehensive insight into the spirit and identity of Ukrainian people and history.

This lecture delves into the symbolic and cultural significance of bread and wheat in Ukrainian art and identity. We will explore how these elements have been deeply interwoven into the fabric of Ukrainian history, from traditional folk art to modern artistic expressions. Join us to discover how bread and wheat go beyond just being food, showing the strength and spirit of the Ukrainian people.

All funds go to Dobro New England to support humanitarian aid to Ukraine.


April 14
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm