Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

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Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
Location2320 W Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°53′46″N 87°41′06″W / 41.8960°N 87.6851°W / 41.8960; -87.6851
WebsiteOfficial website

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA) (Ukrainian: Український Інститут Модерного Мистецтва (Ukrayinskyi Instytut Modernoho Mystetstva)) is a modern art museum serving the Chicago area with an ongoing program of cultural exhibitions, literary events, film screenings, and music recitals. UIMA was founded in 1971 by Dr. Achilles Chreptowsky, Konstantin Milonadis and Mychajlo Urban in the heart of Chicago's Ukrainian Village, Chicago. Its Core Member of the Chicago Cultural Alliance, a consortium of 25 ethnic museums and cultural centres in Chicago.

Six to seven major exhibits are held in the main gallery which occupies 2,100 square feet (200 m2). Two side galleries house the permanent collection which includes the work of Chicago artists as well as that of sculptors and painters of Ukrainian descent.

UIMA is committed to a program of exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and multidisciplinary events relevant and challenging to all members of the community. The immediate neighborhood is home to an ethnically diverse population and offers a wide variety of cultural events. UIMA is a not-for-profit organization.

In 2011, the Institute celebrated its 40th anniversary.

In 2010 the museum hosted a career retrospective of the art of Gladys Nilsson, noted member of the "Hairy Who" art group.[1]


  1. ^ Christine Newman, "When Jim Met Gladys", Chicago Magazine, Vol. 60 No. 2, February 2011, pp. 78-81,92,146-148,164

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