- September 15, 2018, 7–9 p.m.
Documentary Screening: The First Lions
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
2320 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60622
The First Lions uncovers the history of the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art’s founding in 1971 in Chicago and the Institute's early years. Exploring the stories of Ukrainian-American artists working in modern and contemporary art methods in post-WWII Chicago, The First Lions follows the handful of founding members still living and utilizes archival photographs, films, and documents. The film serves as a time capsule for the oral histories of the aging founders, as well as a catalyst for new conversations and research on Ukrainian-American art in Chicago.
The First Lions is co-directed by Erin Babbin and Michael Sullivan of On The Real Film. This film is produced in conjunction with the exhibition LIONS: Founding Years of UIMA in Chicago.