December, 2016

Contemporary Russian Literature Book Group: Pushkin Hills by Sergei Dovlatov at the Museum of Russian Icons

Pushkin Hills is the story of an unsuccessful writer and inveterate alcoholic who takes a summer job at the Pushkin Hills Preserve in hopes of regaining some balance in his life, only to experience a further unraveling. The New York Review of Books called Pushkin Hills one of Dovlatovs greatest contributions to Russian literature. Museum […]

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

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

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. Holy Fools to Wonder Workers will feature 30 icons from the Museum’s collection that are not regularly […]

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First Thursday Film: Morozko (Grandfather Frost) at the Museum of Russian Icons

A comedic fairy tale about a conceited young man and a young woman with a tyrannical stepmother, who must overcome magical trials in order to be together. Adults will laugh along with the kids at the nutty characters, ridiculous situations, and magical interventions that have made this a classic of Russian family film. Museum of […]

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Dovetail Dorothy Lee donated to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Dovetail Dorothy Lee donated to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

A 1934 Hoopers Island dovetail Dorothy Lee has recently been added to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s floating fleet in St. Michaels, Md. Dorothy Lee was generously donated by Susan Friedel of Trappe, Md., in honor of her late husband Jerry Friedel. Dovetails, also called draketails, are named for their distinctive round sterns that rake […]

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