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The International Network of Museums for Peace features the art of Luba Lukova

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The latest issue of the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) highlights the inspiring resolve of peace building cultural institutions and individuals from around the world who, in the face of great challenges, have stepped forward with courage and love.

Featured on its pages are the striking serigraphs of artist Luba Lukova, who "firmly believes that art is central to human existence and that morality and creativity are aligned." Transcending language, culture and politics, her thought-provoking images address many of the burning topics of our time, including war and peace, income inequality, women's rights, and more. Lukova's powerful Designing Justice collection has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally.

Luba Lukova's art featured by INMP

The International Network of Museums for Peace enables museums and related organizations to collaborate in sharing knowledge and best practices to advance education for peace and promote world peace. Founded in 1992 in Bradford, England, INMP brings together peace and anti-war museums and institutions from around the globe, including Australia, Japan, and the United States.

Luba Lukova's art featured by INMP

"Some of the best museums and monuments of peace are the very sites from which peace was once most absent. The WWI battlefield of Verdun; the city of Hiroshima, above which the first nuclear bomb was detonated; and maybe sometime in the future, Mariupol – a city totally destroyed by the 2022 Russian attack on Ukraine..."

Luba Lukova's art featured by INMP

"...Peace museums must help us understand how wars begin, and the suffering they cause. Only when we accept that under certain conditions war is a likely part of our human behavior – only then can we sustain efforts to avoid or mitigate those conditions. We humans are imperfect creatures and need to understand what triggers those dangerous sides of our behavioral repertoire in order to hold on to our better sides. Peace among humans can never be taken for granted..."

Carsten Paludan-Müller

Heritage of War – for Peace?

The Inevitable Duality

INMP Issue #37

Luba Lukova's art featured by INMP
Luba Lukova's art featured by INMP
Luba Lukova's art featured by INMP
Luba Lukova's art featured by INMP

Luba Lukova's work on view at the Ford Foundation in New York

2010 – Present

Ford Foundation

320 East 43rd Street

New York, NY 10017

Public Visiting Hours

Monday – Friday
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The art of Luba Lukova is included in the Ford Foundation's collection of contemporary art, exhibited in their landmark headquarters building in midtown Manhattan.


Five of Lukova's works in the collection are prints created for La MaMa Theater in New York. Lukova's long-standing interest in theater art and her ability to stir the soul with a single image have been key factors in her enduring working relationship with La MaMa's founder, legendary theater producer Ellen Stewart. For 15 years, the artist created stunning theater posters for all of Ms. Stewart's productions, including her last show before she passed away in 2011. These unique prints from the original limited editions lithographs, hand-made serigraphs and pigment prints can be seen in the generous space of the Ford Foundation. Lukova's striking images grab the viewer and don't let go long after the stage curtain comes down, becoming indelible symbols of our shared humanity.


The Ford Foundation also exhibits The Printed Woman by Luba Lukova, an original lithograph for her exhibition at La MaMa Gallery in New York. In this piece Lukova presents an expressive image of a woman passing through the cylinder of a printing press, as flying sheets of paper come out of the press with the same female face printed on them. When asked to explain the meaning of this evocative image, Lukova replies that "the personality of the artist is imprinted in everything she creates."

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