Thank you to everyone who braved the cold to come to our opening reception for Pysanky: Icons of the Universe (Part 1: Symbology) on March 9, 2023! We are especially grateful to those in attendance from the families of Mary Tkachuk, Marie Kishchuk, and Alice Nicholaichuk. Дякую!
Icons of the Universe (Part 1) explores the meanings and histories of symbols used in pysanka-writing. The eggs on display are drawn from more than 300 pysanky held in the Ukrainian Museum of Canada’s permanent collection. The title of the exhibition honours the booklet Pysanka: Icon of the Universe, researched and written by Mary Tkachuk, Marie Kishchuk, and Alice Nicholaichuk, published in 1977 by the Ukrainian Museum of Canada in co-operation with the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada.
Read more about Pysanky: Icons of the Universe (Part 1: Symbology) here