San Francisco Public Library

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

Toddler Tales
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 10:30 am
Main Library, Children's Storytelling Rm - 2nd Fl
Toddler Tales and Playtime
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 11:00 am
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room
Preschool Storytime (Mandarin)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 11:00 am
Excelsior, Excelsior Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Meditation Group
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 12:00 pm
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center
Tai Chi at Noon
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 12:00 pm
Eureka Valley, Eureka Valley Patio
Streaming without Screaming
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 1:00 pm
Sunset, Sunset Children's Area

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Current Exhibits

If Superpowers Could Save My Community
Through Thursday, April 5, 2018
Main Library, African American Center
The Amazing Handkerchief
Through Thursday, May 17, 2018
Main Library, Art, Music & Recreation Center
Jerry Pinkney - A Journey Through Illustrations
Through Friday, March 30, 2018
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space

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