Mother of God Umilinya with Saints, 17th century Free First Sunday Drop-In Discussion Sunday, September 5, 12:00pm and 2:00pm. May be held indoors or outdoors, weather-depending. What makes an icon, an icon? What are the key characteristics used to depict saints? Join docent Barbara Blankenship for an interactive and immersive experience, where to understand icons you […]
Free Admission on Clinton Olde Home Day Saturday, September 11, 11:00am - 5:00pm The Museum of Russian Icons is offering free admission on Saturday, September 11 in celebration of Clinton’s 21st Annual Olde Home Day. Take a guided tour of the museum, view exhibits celebrating the life of Museum Founder Gordon Lankton, and bring the kids […]
Virtual Lecture: Painting the Virtues of the Czar in Early Muscovy Saturday, September 11, 1:00-2:00pm FREE, thanks to a grant from Mass Humanities. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the morning of the program. Virtue was a perennial theme of premodern art and literature, and Russia was no exception in this regard. This talk […]
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at the Museum of Russian Icons Saturday, September 18, 2021, 11:00-5:00 Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Visit the Smithsonian magazine website to print your ticket. […]
Virtual Course: Orthodox Iconography presented by Professor Raoul Smith Wednesday, September 22, 9:30-11:30 Wednesday, September 29, 9:30-11:30 Wednesday, October 6, 9:30-11:30 Wednesday, October 13, 9:30, 11:30 Each class will have a short, 10-minute break and include time for Q+A. Classes will be recorded for registered students. Members $100, Nonmember $125 Registration required by Monday, September 13. […]
The Museum will be closing at 2:00 pm today for a private event. Please visit us on First Sunday, October 3, for free admission.
Free First Sunday Drop-in Storytime and Craft Sunday, October 3, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm for storytime. Crafts are available all day. Get into the spirit of October and hear the Slavic folktale of Baba Yaga, a supernatural being who disguises herself as an old woman, then enjoy crafts related to the folktale.
Virtual Curator’s Lecture with Clemena Antonova Sunday, October 24, 1:00-2:00pm EDT Members free, Nonmembers $5, the Zoom link will be sent out the morning of the program. Dr. Clemena Antonova, curator of the special exhibition Icons for our Time: Orthodox Art from Around the World, will examine the spread of Orthodox Christian art through the medium […]
2-Day St. George Icon Painting Workshop with Artist Marina Forbes Saturday, November 13 – Sunday, November 14, 12:00-4:00 pm M|$375, N|$400 plus $20 supply fee paid directly to the instructor Limited to 10 participants, registration is required by Friday, November 5 Today, iconographers in Russia use a variety of surfaces and materials to create icons. Artists […]