Virtual Lectures, Webinars, and Tutorials

Michael Scheibach, PhD, curator of Atomic Alert!, talks about the impact of the atomic bomb during the early Cold War.

Princeton Professor Olga Hasty Peters discusses Countess Evdokiia Rostopchina’s “A Forced Marriage” poem.

Artist Anne Bobroff-Hajal talks about the origins of her art with the Wende Museum’s chief curator, Joes Segal.

Marina Smirnov, creator and owner of Finist natural beauty products discusses the history of soap-making and bathing in Russia.

Intern Eric Livingston, explains the origins and techniques used to create the lacquer boxes in the Museum’s collection.

Docent Dennis Sardella explains the sacred spaces of an Orthodox church.

Learn about the exhibition Pysanka: Symbol of Renewal and enjoy a short demo of pysanka egg decorating.

Dr. Justin Willson discusses the legacy of the cardinal virtues in early Russian mural painting and literature.

Curator Lana Sloutsky explores the life and art of the Byzantine Princess Sophia Palaiologina in this virtual lecture.

Join Romanov historian Nicholas B.A. Nicholson for an exploration of Christmas at the Russian court.

In this webinar, the team that assembled The Long Way Home exhibition discuss the process and history of the exhibit.

Iconographer Lydia Lynette Hull on the practice of iconography.

Join Education Director Amy Consalvi and her rabbit Cooper for Storytime. Click here to download an activity sheet.

The curators of Tradition & Opulence: Easter in Imperial Russia present a webinar on the symbols of Easter in Russian art.

Museum Curator Lana Sloutsky discusses the historical relationship between the visual languages of Byzantium and Russia.

Artist Anne-Bobroff-Hajal and Professor Elizabeth Woods explore the ways that Russian history has been represented in art.

The Museum registrar, Laura Garrity-Arquitt, explores the symbolism of three types of Mother of God icons.

Learn to make a repoussé icon. Click here to download metal tooling templates.

Join Professor Nadieszda Kizenko for the webinar “Today I Arise.”

Enjoy a spotlight tour of our icons, St. Paraskeva and St. Nicholas, by Registrar Laura Garrity-Arquitt.

Learn how to make blueberry infused vodka.