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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

Decorating the Refrigerator
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10:00 am
Glen Park, Glen Park Meeting Room
Family Storytime
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10:00 am
Parkside, Parkside Children's Area
Family Storytime
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10:00 am
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Tai Chi with Jackie Kuang
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10:30 am
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room
Computer Basics
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 1:00 pm
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
Book-A-Librarian
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 1:00 pm
Richmond, Richmond General Floor Area

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Current Exhibits

Asian Brush Painting Sumi-e
Through Wednesday, February 28, 2018
West Portal, West Portal General Floor Area
Alcatraz: Day into Night
Through Thursday, January 18, 2018
Main Library, Art, Music & Recreation Center
Capturing Truth in Nature
Through Thursday, January 25, 2018
Main Library, Chinese Center

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