Museum of Russian Icons

More than 1000 Russian icons and artifacts spanning six centuries.

203 Union St., Clinton, MA 01510

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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.

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    This exhibition will feature approximately 100 works drawn from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection that explore the creative responses as...

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    Thu, Oct 12, 2017 - Sun, Jan 28, 2018

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  • CONCERT: Music of Russian-Jewish Classical Composers

    Anastasia Seifetdinova (piano), Rita Mitsel (oboe) Members $18, Nonmembers $22, $2 discount for purchases before October 18. Purchase tickets by calling the Museum: 978.598.5000 x121...

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    Sat, Oct 28, 2017

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  • Gallery Talk and Tour: Surprising Saints

    Discover the many lesser-known saints included in folk icons, calendar icons, and in the borders of larger icons. Lead by...

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    Wed, Nov 1, 2017

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  • New Program Series: Russkie Posidelki

    Free admission for all visitors on the first Thursday of each month from 4:00-8:00pm. An informal, open discussion and...

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    Thu, Nov 2, 2017

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  • FILM: Russian Fairy Tale animated shorts

    A selection of short animated films based on classic Russian fairy tales. Enjoyable for kids and adults. Free with admission

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    Sat, Nov 11, 2017

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  • Amenities: Accessible Facilities
  • Green Certified: LEED

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