Museum of Russian Icons

Featured artwork on the Massachusetts Masterpiece Trail -- "Royal Doors" by Unknown, Russian Iconographer

203 Union St., Clinton, MA 01510

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MORE THAN 1000 RUSSIAN ICONS AND ARTIFACTS SPANNING SIX CENTURIES | The Museum of Russian Icons was founded as a nonprofit educational institution by industrialist Gordon B. Lankton. The collection includes more than 1000 Russian icons, is the largest collection in North America, and is one of the largest private collections outside Russia. The compendium spans six centuries including significant historic icons dating from the earliest periods of icon painting to the present. 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.

Upcoming Event:

  • Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles

    The Museum is pleased to announce its next exhibition-Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles. Opening February 15, 2018, the exhibition celebrates and explores Ukrainian...

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    Thu, Feb 15 - Sun, Jun 3, 2018

Upcoming Event:

  • School Vacation Week Pop-up Makerspace

    Free with admission. Drop in to the Museum's first Pop-up Makerspace, inspired by the exhibition Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles. Activities...

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    Wed, Apr 18 - Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Event:

  • Film and Lecture - Confronting Amnesia: Frozen Memories of the Russian Gulag

    Members $8, Nonmembers $12 This gripping documentary draws a straight line from the Great Terror unleashed by Joseph Stalin from 1929 until his...

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    Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Upcoming Event:

  • Lecture and Weaving Demo with Rabbit Goody

    Member $8, Nonmember $12 Rabbit Goody, PhD, will discuss how Ukrainian rushnyky relate to a larger historic precedent of using specific textiles...

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    Sun, Apr 29, 2018

Of Note:

  • Amenities: Accessible Facilities
  • Green Certified: LEED


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