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200th Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian Poet

2/01/14 - 4/16/2014

Main Library

International Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Floor

100 Larkin St.

Ukraine’s cultural godfather was an orphaned serf who became a painter; a painter who became a fearless poet; and a poet who endured imprisonment and exile to become the voice of a people.

Taras Shevchenko became one of the best known symbolic figures of the Ukrainian nation not just for his creative achievements, but also for his fight for freedom, against slavery and the institution of serfdom itself.
At the exhibition you will find the reproductions of some of Taras Shevchenko’s most famous artworks, facts of his life as well as artworks of modern Ukrainian painters who created pictures on Shevchenko’s world-known poems. You will be enchanted by Shevchenko’s poems translated by American poet, translator and journalist Petro Fedynsky.

Upcoming Events

Lava Mae Free Mobile Showers
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 8:30 am
Main Library, Fulton Street Steps
Swing Into Stories
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 9:30 am
Cayuga Playground,
Toddler Tales Session I
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10:00 am
Mission Bay, Mission Bay Program Room

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Upcoming Classes

Encore Career Strategies: Job Search for Ages 50+
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 9:30 am
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
One-On-One eReader and Online Resource Help
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 11:00 am
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Family Storytime & Playtime
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 11:15 am
Glen Park, Glen Park Meeting Room

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Current Exhibits

Haight-Ashbury’s Summer of Love
Through Thursday, October 19, 2017
Main Library, Magazines & Newspapers Center 5th Fl
Summer of Love and Haight: Sex, Drugs and Runaways
Through Thursday, October 19, 2017
Main Library, Government Information Center
Summer of Love and Haight
Through Sunday, October 29, 2017
Main Library, Jewett Gallery

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