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Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art


2320 W. Chicago Ave.


Ukrainian Village / West Town


Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Stanley Tigerman, 1978


UIMA was founded in 1971 by a group of artists and art collectors looking to fill a void in the public’s understanding of nationally and internationally recognized Ukrainian artists engaged with contemporary art. Like so many independent artist organizations across the United States in the early 1970s, they emerged as an alternative exhibition venue, featuring art unsupported by large-scale mainstream art institutions. These included works by Canadian artists, Chicago artists beginning their professional careers, Ukrainian, Polish and Lithuanian artists, as well as first-generation computer art, book art, fiber and ceramics.

Since moving to its present location in 1978, UIMA has undergone several renovations, increasing exhibition space, library and archival facilities, and its collection has continued to grow. Noted Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman designed the building's minimalist façade.

Visitor Experience

Visitors will enjoy a self-guided experience. Docents will be onsite to answer any questions regarding the artwork, the institute's history, or architecture.