Holy Fools to Wonderworkers Exhibit Talk & Tour at the Museum of Russian Icons

. December 12, 2016

Laura Garrity-Arquitt, Museum Registrar and organizer of Holy Fools to Wonderworkers, leads a tour of the exhibit, explaining the distinctions between martyrs, stylites, prophets, ascetics and other types of Orthodox saints, and how they are depicted in iconography.

museum-of-russian-iconsHoly Fools to Wonder Workers will feature 30 icons from the Museum’s collection that are not regularly on view. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to explore different types of saints celebrated by the Orthodox Church, from Prophets of the Old Testament to the Monastics living in rural Russia. Popular saints such as Nicholas and George will be shown alongside those who are lesser known but equally fascinating figures. There is Simeon the Stylite, who lived for many years atop a pillar, and Saint Mary of Egypt, a repentant sinner who lived alone in the deserts of Egypt.

Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union St.
Clinton, MA 01510
Website: http://museumofrussianicons.org/en/

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