The Board of Trustees of the Museum of Russian Icons is deeply saddened to announce the death of founder Gordon B. Lankton.

An astute collector and skilled businessman, Gordon will, above all, be remembered as a leader who treated everyone with dignity. He led with humility and genuinely cared for his employees and the community, which earned him the loyalty that brought the success he deserved. His example of a life well-lived serves as an inspiration to many.

To continue his legacy, the Museum has created the Gordon B. Lankton Collections Fund. It will stand as an enduring testament to his love of art, his Museum, and his community and ensure that his vision will continue to be shared by visitors from all walks of life and all over the world. An exhibition commemorating Gordon will be held in the summer (details to follow). Click here for a full press release.



Our Mission

The Museum of Russian Icons inspires the appreciation and study of Russian culture by collecting and exhibiting icons and related objects, igniting the interest of national and international audiences, and offering interactive educational programs. The Museum serves as a leading center for research and scholarship through the Center for Icon Studies and other institutional collaborations.

Our Values

“We value every visitor and the worth of every individual” ~ Founder Gordon B. Lankton

  • Inspiration – Inspiring curiosity and discovery
  • Respect – Valuing every individual, culture, and expression
  • Integrity – Maintaining the highest ethical standards in all activities and research
  • Accessibility, inclusion, and diversity – Ensuring all visitors have a meaningful experience

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