A large number of people have helped with the Maniichuk-Brady collection since it came to the U.S. in 1999. I would like to thank George and Oksana Nesterczuk and family for their help in taking care of the collection since then.

Thanks are owed to the Ukrainian Institute of America for the inaugural exhibit of the collection from September 14th through October 7th 2012 and for taking some 50 paintings on long-term loan through 2018. These works will be rotated and exhibited on the fourth floor of the Institute’s historic building at 2 E. 79th St. and Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The Ukrainian Institute’s Art Director Walter Hoydysh and President Daniel Swistel were instrumental in this project, as were office manager Olena Sidlovych and operations manager Jasper Santa Ana. Thanks to conservators Carolyn J. Tomkiewicz, Ruth Seidler, and Richard Kowall for preparing the paintings for exhibit. Olena Martynyuk, a Ukrainian Ph.D. candidate in art history at Rutgers University, wrote a wonderful essay on the collection for the exhibit catalogue, which was designed by Hilary Zarycky. Hilary, along with Alexander J. Motyl, artist, writer, and professor of political science at Rutgers University, and Professor Lyudmila Lysenko of the Ukrainian Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, were featured speakers in a symposium, “Ukrainian Socialist Realism: Propaganda or Art?” on September 16, 2012.

The show was curated by Walter Hoydysh and Olena Martynyuk. Photographs of the paintings for the catalogue and for this website were provided by Valeri Mazurhenko and Andrew Popper. News photographs of the Ukrainian Institute exhibit and related events were provided by Olena Sidlovych and Andrew Popper. The photo portrait of Jurii and Rose was by Scott Campbell.

I’d also like to thank the Brooklyn Museum and its Curator of European Art Richard Aste for taking on loan and exhibiting one painting, Two Ivans and Oksana, by Viola Pushkarova, as part of the museum’s European collection.

Rose Brady, owner and administrator of the Maniichuk-Brady collection.