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Ballet Photography Exhibit Closed for Program

The Swan Lake: 45 Years of History and Triumph ballet photography exhibit will be closed for the day. The exhibit will reopen Sunday, December 11 for public viewing.

Workshop: Birchbark Ornaments

Workshop: Birchbark Ornaments with Penny Hewitt Saturday, December 10, 1:00-5:00pm Members $165, Not-yet-members $180 Limited to 10 participants, registration required by December 9. Enjoy the simple pleasure of crafting a decoration or gift from responsibly and hand-harvested materials in Northern Vermont. Utilizing techniques common to the Russian and Scandinavian styles of basketry, you will craft birds [...]

$165 – $180

Museum Closed

The Museum will be closed Christmas Eve, December 24, 2022, through New Year's Day, January 1, 2023. The Museum will reopen to the public on Thursday, January 5, 2023, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

A Day of Ballet

Saturday, January 14, 12:00-2:00pm Free with admission, 12:00-1:00pm Interactive Tours: Discover ballet history through the exhibition "Swan Lake," including figure drawing, coloring pages for families, and a demonstration of the “Swan Hands” dance technique. 1:00-2:00pm Basic Elements of Ballet: Explore the basic positions, movements, and postures of classical dance. Students will learn a small composition from [...]


Virtual Lecture: Orthodox Rituals and Practices of Peasants in Late Imperial Russia

Sunday, January 22, 1:00-2:00pm Members $5, Not-yet-members $9 Registration required by Saturday, January 21. The Zoom link will be emailed the morning of the program. Although nineteenth-century ethnographers assumed that Russian peasants practiced ancient pagan rituals and had only a basic understanding of Russian Orthodoxy, the reality was far different. Besides venerating icons and saints in [...]

$5 – $9

Birch Tea Lecture and Ceremony

Saturday, January 28, 1:00-3:00pm Members $40, Nonmembers $50 Limited to 25 participants, registration required by Friday, January 20 Birch is considered the sacred tree of the Slavic people and has been used throughout the centuries in various ways. Marina Smirnov, creator and owner of Finist natural beauty products will lecture on the many applications of birch [...]

$40 – $50

Virtual Art History Course: Early Christian Art and Visual Culture

Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18, and 25, 9:30-11:30am EST Members $100, Nonmembers $125 Limited to 20 participants, registration required by Wednesday, February 1 The course offers a concise survey of the first thousand years of Christian art and visual culture with an emphasis on Western Europe. It will trace the side-by-side development of Byzantine and Latin [...]

$100 – $125

Film: Rachmaninoff Revisited & Director Q & A

Saturday, March 18, 1:00-2:00pm Members $10, Nonmembers $15 2020, 50 minutes, English, Dir. Peter Rosen A great pianist and composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) escaped from Soviet Russia in the 1920s and found a new life in the United States. This is the first comprehensive biography of Rachmaninoff created by American filmmakers. Featuring commentary and performances by [...]

$10 – $15