Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rediscovering Ukrainian Album Cover Art - Permanent Collection Exhibit, Ukrainian National Museum

“Rediscovering Ukrainian Album Cover Art” Permanent Collection Exhibit opens Fri July 9, 2010 7:00 pm. Exhibit thru July 30. Ukrainian National Museum, 2249 W Superior St, Chgo. Thurs-Sun, 11 am to 4 pm. 312-421-8020 Adults $5.00 (312) 421-8020

Ukrainian Album Cover Art Exhibit

PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 15, 2010 – “Rediscovering Ukrainian Album Cover Art” an exhibit from the permanent collection of the Ukrainian National Museum opens Friday, July 9, 2010 7:00 pm. Over 110 album covers will be exhibited through July 30th.

Album cover art, as artistic expression, is nearing extinction. The album cover was a true 'marriage' of two very distinct and different media -- art and music. LP covers were an outlet for experimentation, art, fun, social comment and the power of the visual image to entice you to listen to the music contained therein. As technology advanced, music became available on cassette, CD, and now as a download. The exhibit celebrates the artists who, in most cases, anonymously contributed their art.

The album covers selected in our Album Cover Art exhibit also reflect the artistic expression of both musician and cover artist as well as the impact of two cultures. Influences of the American culture on the immigrant’s life experience are evident in many of the later album covers from the 50’s thru the 90’s.

Well over 100 album covers were selected from the 1200 albums that comprise the permanent collection of the Ukrainian National Museum. Along with the album covers, archived treasures, never before displayed, will be available for viewing during this exhibit. LP’s will also be for sale.

The Ukrainian National Museum is located in the heart of the Ukrainian Village, at 2249 West Superior Street in Chicago. Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission: Adults $5.00, Children under 12 - Free. Free Parking is available beside the Museum. For driving instructions, visit the Museum's website at For additional information, please feel free to call (312) 421-8020 or e-mail

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The Ukrainian National Museum boasts a library, permanent collections and extensive archives and an exhibit hall. The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and serves as a resource for research, the artifacts and records of the Ukrainian Immigration.

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