The Coral Gables Museum will be the first stop of a travelling exhibition titled Painting in Excess: Kyiv’s Art Revival, 1985 – 1993, a series of Ukrainian avant-garde works revealing freedom during the transitional time when Ukraine came out from under the rule of the former Soviet Union. The current war in Ukraine adds a unique value to these works as they are expressions of a tumultuous time that nurtured the country’s independence. The exhibition was on display at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Jersey earlier this year, but many works from Ukrainian collections could not be returned because of the war. It comes to the Coral Gables Museum thanks to a grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. An opening reception event will be held on Wednesday, May 18, and the exhibition will be on view from May 19 through October 30, 2022.