The Taras Shevchenko Museum in Toronto
STATEMENT OF THE SHEVCHENKO MUSEUM
The Shevchenko Museum stands in support of the brave citizens of Ukraine who are fighting for their country and their sovereignty in the face of brutal aggression. An unprovoked attack on a peaceful Ukraine is an attack on all of humanity.
The Taras Shevchenko Museum mission is to popularize the life and work of the Bard of Ukraine, Ukrainian culture and the contribution of Canadians of Ukrainian descent to the social, economic and cultural life of Canada.
The only Shevchenko museum in the Americas
The Museum exhibits are dedicated to the art, life and literary legacy of the founder of the modern Ukrainian language Taras Shevchenko, who has twice been celebrated as a cultural leader of world acclaim by UNESCO.
Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine's greatest poet, artist and champion of his people's freedom was born a serf in the village of Moryntsi, Ukraine. Though orphaned by the age of 11, his talents developed early. While studying art in St. Petersburg, he became known to the democratic intellectual elite of Tsarist Russian society and was bought out of serfdom through their efforts. Although free, he never forgot his roots and his fiery poetry, such as in the Kobzar, published in 1840, drew the ire of the repressive Tsarist regime. For this, he was exiled in 1847 to punitive military service in the eastern regions of the Empire. After receiving a pardon in 1857, he continued to work and struggle until his death.
News & Noteworthy
Taras Shevchenko Museum's Community Memories project, done in conjunction with Virtual Museums Canada is successfully completed...Learn More+
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