Description of the institution
Odessa Fine Arts Museum was founded on November 6, 1899 by the Odessa Society of Fine Arts. The museum currently houses more than 10,000 objects - paintings, sculptures, icons and more. Visitors pay special attention to the works of Ivan Aivazovsky, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Ilya Repin, Mikhail Vrubel, Valentin Serov and Vasily Kandinsky.
Pavlo Sorokin, Hercules and Lihas
The restorer of the museum Kateryna Nikolaenko during the preparation of paintings for re-exhibition
The most interesting in the collection: In July 2021, after a long re-exhibition, the second floor of the museum was opened for visitors, which presents works by Ukrainian artists from the 1920s to the present. Thus, the museum team, and in particular the former director Oleksandr Roitburd, wanted to show how contemporary Ukrainian art has changed and formed. The exhibition presents works by such famous artists as Mykola Glushchenko, Oleksandr Atsmanchuk, Maria Prymachenko, Yuriy Yegorov, Oleksandr Roitburd, Vlada Ralko, Serhiy Lykov, Yuriy Sivyrin and others.
Museum researcher Volodymyr Damaskin during a tour of the updated exposition of the second floor "XX-XXI: from the twenties to the twenties"
On February 24, 2022, the museum was forced to close to visitors due to a full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine, the collection was evacuated. Due to the closure, the museum lost most of its income and was unable to pay its employees. Your donkey can help museum workers stay in their jobs, continue to plan future exhibitions and engage in research.
Also in 2022, the Potocki Palace, which has housed a museum since 1899, was awaiting large-scale restoration. The roof and facade of the building need to be repaired, as well as the air conditioning system for storing valuable museum objects.
What will the funds be used for?
• Payment for heat supply — UAH 1 456 000 • Payment for water supply and sewage — UAH 1 450 000 • Payment for electricity supply services — UAH 1 456 400 • Payment for materials required for packaging and storage of museum objects — UAH 1 463 459 • Restoration of the building — UAH 14 174 141