Student Research Exhibition: "Ukrainian Art as Protest and Resilience"


Location: The Forum, First Floor (View on map )

As the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine nears, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies invites Notre Dame community members to attend the opening of an exhibition on art, protest, and resilience in Ukraine. Over the recent winter break, eleven undergraduate students researched various mediums of public art and their role in Ukraine’s fight for independence. Their research has culminated in this exhibition, which will sample the students’ chosen works that range from Ukrainian fashion to children’s art. The exhibition will take the form of a physical display in the Nanovic Hall Forum (until spring break) and an analytical, digital exhibition that will be available on the Nanovic Institute website. Dr. Abigail Lewis, postdoctoral research associate at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and Yaryna Pysko, a Masters in Global Affairs student and advisor for the research project, will provide opening remarks at 4:15 p.m.

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The in-person exhibition is free and open to the public. It will be on display in the Nanovic Hall Forum until March 10, 2023. The digital exhibition is available at the link below.

Student researchers: Emma Ackerly ’23, Clare Barloon ’24, Peter Di Re ’23, Libby Eggemeier ’25, Michael Ellis ’24, Anna Gazewood ’24, Jacqueline McKenna ’23, Bella Mittleman ’24, Erin Tutau ’24, Felicity Wong ’24.

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Ukrainian Art as Protest and Resilience

A student-led research project.

Image credit: “St Javelin” by Chris Shaw, acrylic and metal leaf on canvas, completed in March 2022. Image used with permission from Chris Shaw and