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Museum of Russian Icons announce Curator’s Talk Why wrestle angels? Who’s asking? with Exhibition Curator Lynette Hull

Museum of Russian Icons announce Curator’s Talk Why wrestle angels? Who’s asking? with Exhibition Curator Lynette Hull

Wrestling with Angels explores how God relates to man and how man wrestles with God in order to understand life’s meaning. In this curator’s talk, discover the unspoken assumptions behind the icons, how the iconographer communicates these assumptions artistically and why they matter. The 45-minute lecture will be followed by a Q&A with the curator. […]

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Museum of Russian Icons Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Museum of Russian Icons Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. The Museum of Russian Icons, participating museums, and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Tickets will be available […]

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Ninth annual Elf Classic Yacht Race at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels

Ninth annual Elf Classic Yacht Race at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels

The Elf Classic Yacht Race returns to the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, with the traditional yacht race taking place again this year on the Miles River in St. Michaels, Md. The annual race is jointly sponsored by the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. “It’s very unusual to […]

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Museum of Russian Icons Announces  Lecture The Ancient of Days: Depicting God the Father in Orthodox Iconography with Christopher Helali

Museum of Russian Icons Announces Lecture The Ancient of Days: Depicting God the Father in Orthodox Iconography with Christopher Helali

This presentation focuses on depictions of God the Father, the fountainhead and source of the Holy Trinity, in Orthodox Christian iconography. Since God the Father is neither incarnate nor comprehensible to the limited human mind, how can he be iconically depicted by humans? Orthodox Christian iconographers, informed by Eastern Orthodox theology and philosophy, used various […]

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