On May 15 and 18, 2021, a cultural and
art educational event “A Visit to the Museum” was traditionally held in
O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum on the occasion of International Museum
Day (May 18). The event was dedicated to the 155th anniversary of
Yelisavethrad architect Yakiv Pauchenko.
Unfortunately, this year as well as the previous, the museum
worked for the visitors in a mixed format due to the lockdown and the
restrictions to hold the public events of a maximum of 20 people. With
an online format, the museum used the potential of the Internet to the
maximum and the on-museum format was in compliance with the established
restrictive anti-epidemic measures regarding the number of visitors and
the mask regime.
The theme of International Museum Day in 2021 was suggested
by the International Council of Museums: “The Future of Museums: Recover
and Reimagine”. Now, the social role of the museums has changed; in fact,
they are the cultural centers that function as platforms where
creativity is combined with the knowledge, and visitors can also create,
share, and interact.
This year “A Visit to the Museum” to International Museum Day
became an educational event as well as a great opportunity to get
aesthetic pleasure from contemplating works of modern artists and
creative youth. All the museum events were dedicated to the 155th
anniversary of Yakiv Pauchenko, an architect whose buildings are
landmarks of Kropyvnytskyi. Various sections of “A Visit to the Museum”
event which have already become popular among the visitors, in
particular – “Museum Lectures”, “Museum Portal”, “Museum Art-School”,
“Museum Gallery”, and “Museum Photo Showroom”, presented the
architectural activity of Yakiv Pauchenko – an uncle of Oleksandr
Osmerkin, in whose house currently the museum is located on the street
named after the architect.
The art events started with a public lecture and photo
presentation “An Artist
of Architecture Yakiv Pauchenko” in the section “Museum Lectures”.
At the presentation, were displayed architectural projects and numerous
documents on the architectural work of Yakiv Pauchenko, photographs of
the exquisite interiors of his house and color photos of the buildings
constructed on his projects, which now are the landmarks of the
historical center of the town.
“Museum Portal” offered an online themed exhibition “Art
Visions of the Architect’s House” on the museum website in the section
“Some Exhibitions”; and the “Museum Movie Theatre” offered video
“Architecture of Ya.Pauchenko” which was shot in the museum on the TV
channel UA:KROPYVNYTSKYI and UA:Ukrainske Radio Kropyvnytskyi
Although the traditional art event “Art Workshops” wasn’t
held this year, but the exhibition of children’s drawings
“Architectural Portrait of
Yakiv Pauchenko’s Town” from the museum collection was presented
in the section “Museum Gallery”.
“Museum Photo Showroom” was very interesting for the visitors;
they took pictures in the interior of the memorial items from the house
of the architect Yakiv Pauchenko to remember their visit.
A meet-and-greet event with Merited Artist of Ukraine Serhii
Shapovalov was special for the visitors. The artist conducted a guided
tour around the displayed exhibition “Pictorial Impromptu of Serhii
Shapovalov” within the art project “In the Artist’s Studio”. Everyone
the present – the museum staff, friends, and colleagues of the artist,
and a young artist Mariika Baraniuk congratulated Serhii Havrylovych on
his birthday, which was on May 15. They wished him creative inspiration
and successful realization of his artistic ideas. The museum director
Vita Chernova and the leading researcher of the museum Merited Artist of
Ukraine Andrii Nadezhdin presented the guest book of the exhibition, the
chief curator of the Museum of Music Culture named after Karol
Szymanowski Olena Klassova expressed her positive feelings about the
artist’s paintings, and the well-known Kropyvnytskyi, press photographer
of “Vechirnia Hazeta” Oleksandr Shuleshko presented the author’s colored
photo that captured the fragment of the meeting in the painter’s studio
when Serhii Havrylovych played violin.