Everything Old is Cool Again:
Groovy Vintage Fashion from the Ukrainian Diaspora

Date: Friday, September 20, 2019 - Saturday, February 29, 2020

Not all Museum treasures come from the distant past. This year, we unpacked Mama’s boxes for a nostalgic look back at Ukrainian-Canadian style in the 1960s and ’70s, when embroidery adorned everything from home décor and handbags to the ubiquitous a-line dress.

This lighthearted exhibit features a recreated recreation room as well as a treasure of unique clothing, accessories and household items, set to a backdrop of music from vinyl LPs. A gallery of wedding photos and invitations from the ‘60s and ‘70s will take you down memory lane.

Please join us for a swinging house party, with prizes for the best Ukrainian-Canadian vintage outfits. Get out your bell-bottoms and let yourself “groove” to live entertainment featuring singer Elana Balaura and Glen Nerona on keyboard. Music will include jazz, Ukrainian folk classics and hits of the ‘60s and ‘70s. It will be fab!

Entrance by donation includes complimentary appetizers. Wine and cocktails will be available for purchase.

Exhibit Opening: Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Thank you to our Sponsors:
SUS Foundation
Employment & Social Development Canada through Canada Summer Jobs
Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport through Community Museum Operating Grant


Speaker Series

This speaker series complements our exhibit “Everything Old is Cool Again.”

Location: St. Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Time: TBA
Admission: TBA
Student admission: TBA
To purchase tickets: 416-923-9861

Events: TBA.

For further details about this series, please click here.


Upcoming  Exhibits 

Past  Exhibits 

Exhibitions at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch reflect the cultural and historic heritage of Canadians of Ukrainian descent, as well as their contribution to the Canadian mosaic.

  • Foundations of Faith: Ukrainian Orthodox Churches of the Eastern Eparchy of Canada (2018-2019)

  • 2019 Pysanka Exhibition: A Celebration of Pysanky

  • Treasures Rediscovered & Shared (2018)

  • Trunk Tales: Leaving home ... finding home (2017-2018)

  • Ancient•Contemporary: Symbolic Forms of Ukrainian Tradition (2016-2017)

  • For our Children (2016)

  • Diverse yet United, Part 2 (2015)

  • Diverse yet United, Part 1 (2014)

  • Mamyna Sorochka (2014)

  • The Art of Revolution (2014)

  • Christ is Born (2011-2012)

  • All that Matters … The Art of Ivaan Kutulsky in Retrospect (2009)

  • At Home With Heritage (2007-2008)

  • Three for Three

  • The Story Strings Tell (2005-2006)

  • Sorochka: Seasons of the Year, Seasons of Life (2001)

  • Kylyms of Ukraine (1998-1999)

  • Legacy of Trypillia

  • Ukrainian Pioneer Furniture (1992-1993)