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Curator’s Talk with Lisa Crossman at the Museum of Russian Icons

Curator’s Talk with Lisa Crossman at the Museum of Russian Icons

. January 17, 2019

Join Fitchburg Art Museum Curator Lisa Crossman for an engaging look at the art of Konstantin Simun in his latest exhibition The Sacred in the Profane. In his work, Simun poses the question “trash or treasure?” when speaking about his sculptures. Explore why Simun asks the viewer to see spiritual images in everyday plastic objects […]

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Upcoming events at the Museum of Russian Icons

Upcoming events at the Museum of Russian Icons

. January 17, 2019

Farewell Tour, Corncobs to Cosmonauts Saturday, January 26, 1:00pm Free with Admission Join Registrar Laura Garrity-Arquitt for a special farewell tour of the special exhibition From Corncobs to Cosmonauts: Redefining the Holidays in the Soviet Era. Pop-up Makerspace: Plastics! Tuesday, February 19 – Sunday, February 24, 11:00am-5:00pm Free with Admission Recycle your used plastic (milk […]

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Contemporary Russian Literature Book Group at the Museum of Russian Icons

Contemporary Russian Literature Book Group at the Museum of Russian Icons

. January 17, 2019

The Grey House by Mariam Petrosyan. This bestselling and first novel by Petrosyan tells the story of physically disabled students living in the House, overlooked by the Outsides. The House, a hulking old structure that is alive. From the corridors and crawl spaces to the classrooms and dorms, the House is full of tribes, tinctures, […]

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Interactive Lecture  Amulets, Talismans, & Reliquaries: The Power of Adornment and Significance of Found Objects as Material and Magic with artist and Professor Kendall Reiss

Interactive Lecture Amulets, Talismans, & Reliquaries: The Power of Adornment and Significance of Found Objects as Material and Magic with artist and Professor Kendall Reiss

. January 17, 2019

Throughout history, humans have been found to use a variety of found and manipulated materials to adorn themselves for purposes including religious worship, rites of passage, and as powerful symbols of protection for the wearer. Join artist and professor Kendall Reiss, and Museum of Russian Icons Registrar Laura Garrity-Arquitt for an engaging afternoon of close […]

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Film and Discussion Ninotchka with commentary by JoAnn DiVerdi at the Museum of Russian Icons

Film and Discussion Ninotchka with commentary by JoAnn DiVerdi at the Museum of Russian Icons

. January 17, 2019

In this romantic-comedy of opposites, Ninotchka (Greta Garbo), a cold, pragmatic comrade from the Soviet Union, arrives in Paris to ensure the sale of jewels seized during the Russian Revolution. There, she encounters a member of the decadent bourgeois, Count Leon d’Algout (Melvyn Douglas). Leon eventually leaves his paramour, the Grand Duchess Swana, original owner […]

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