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‘The Hague – Kyiv’ Exhibition Opened at the Khanenko Museum

On 16 May, Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska opened the exhibition The Hague-Kyiv in the closely guarded Khanenko National Museum of Arts. It is the first time since the Russian invasion of February 2022 that an exhibition with foreign loans was organized in Kyiv.

CODART Patron Willem Jan Hoogsteder is showing 31 paintings from his private collection in Kyiv, all made around 1900 in The Hague, the city of peace and justice. The paintings are presented together with eleven Ukrainian works of the same period from private collections, as well as modern landscape of The Hague.

The opening ceremony was also attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Ukraine Jennes de Mol, the General Director of the Khanenko Museum Yulia Vaganova and the curators of the exhibition Willem Jan Hoogsteder, Yana Ponamarchuk and CODART member Olena Zhyvkova.

The Hague – Kyiv. Paintings of the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries from the Collections of the Hoogsteder and Ponamarchuk Families is on view until 16 August 2024.