Museum of Ukrainian painting in the Dnieper holds an exhibition“Vanguard. Modern Naive with exhibits from the collection of the National Museum of Ukrainian Folk Decorative Art. The exhibition presents works from the period of creative experiment in the art of Ukraine at the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition is made up of paintings by Anna Sobachko-Shostak, Parasky Vlasenko, Evmen Pshechenko, Vasyl Dovgoshy and People's Artist of Ukraine, laureate of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize Maria Primachenko.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, in search of a national style, the Ukrainian creative intelligentsia focused on the study of history, the preservation and promotion of national culture. Folk art in this process was one of the main links. In 1900 - 1910, a whole network of handicraft centers was formed, on the basis of which educational and demonstration workshops were organized, in which professional artists and folk craftsmen collaborated. The first not only led the artistic processes of the cells, but also improved the professional arsenal of the second with new ideas and encouraged them to identify artistic personalities.