Holodomor Online Exhibition 2023
Online Exhibition: 20th-Century Depictions of Holodomor

20th-Century Depictions of Holodomor

From June 4 to January 5, 2024, the Ukrainian History and Education Center is hosting an online exhibition featuring Holodomor-related art. Timed to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor, this Holodomor online exhibition 2023 explores some of the ways in which the Holodomor was depicted during the 20th century, including historical context and disinformation, as well as through art.

Holodomor-related Art

The artistic depiction of genocide is challenging. Should horrors be depicted directly and graphically — with skeletons or dead bodies? Or should the approach be more understated, providing the viewers or readers with just enough to allow them to create the images of horror in their own minds?

This virtual gallery explores the extremely varied approaches that artists over four decades have used to tackle the Holodomor through works in the UHEC’s permanent collection, many of which have not been on public view for two decades. The exhibition also includes period primary sources that shed light on the Holodomor as a historical event, how it was portrayed in the press, and how Ukrainian Americans responded to it.

In-Person Holodomor Exhibition

The in-person exhibition is generally open 9 am-12 pm and 1 pm-5 pm on business days, except Federal holidays and Orthodox feast days (Old Calendar). Please contact UHEC to confirm hours.