Food for the Soul: Lviv National Gallery of Art

Henryk Siemiradzki. Christ and the Woman of Samaria (1890). Lviv National Art Gallery. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

By Nina Heyn – Your Culture Scout

The world is watching bad—and then worse—news coming out of Ukraine every day. Millions of people, even those who last month were not sure where Ukraine actually is, now follow the tragedy of people losing their lives, homes, livelihoods, and a homeland. There is one more thing that will be lost if the historic city of Lviv gets overrun—the art. Although the treasures of European art that are stored in the Lviv National Art Gallery are almost unknown outside Ukraine and Poland, it is one of the most important European collections.

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