The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA) was founded in 1971 by Dr. Achilles Chreptowsky in the heart of Chicago’s Ukrainian Village. Three storefronts were transformed into a viable museum serving the local community and the greater Chicago area with an ongoing program of cultural exhibitions, literary events, film screenings and music recitals.
Five to six major exhibits, often supplemented by catalogs, are held in the main gallery which occupies 2100 square feet. One large side gallery houses the permanent collection which includes the work of Chicago artists as well as that of sculptors and painters of Ukrainian descent.
UIMA is committed to a program of exhibitions, concerts, lectures and multidisciplinary events relevant and challenging to all members of the community. The immediate neighborhood is home to an ethnically diverse population and offers a wide variety of cultural events. UIMA is a not- for- profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers eager to share their vision with the community and the world.