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Museum of Russian Icons announce 2-Day Ethiopian Icon Workshop with Christopher Gosey

Museum of Russian Icons announce 2-Day Ethiopian Icon Workshop with Christopher Gosey

. July 19, 2017

This hands-on workshop with iconographer Christopher Gosey will cover the theology, purpose, and spiritual meaning of Ethiopian and Eastern Orthodox icons; the spiritual preparations for painting an icon; and techniques used in the Ethiopian tradition. Each student will complete a 7”x 9” icon of “Christ the Suffering Servant,” a classic Ethiopian representation. Tuesday and Wednesday, […]

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Museum of Russian Icons First Thursday PROGRAM: MUSEUM SAGE

Museum of Russian Icons First Thursday PROGRAM: MUSEUM SAGE

. July 19, 2017

Museum Sage is an activity that invites people to ask a question that has personal meaning for them and receive insight from a work of art, with the assistance of a trained Museum Sage Guide. The process connects you more deeply with yourself, and allows you to experience the art (in our case, icons) and […]

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Museum of Russian Icons Lecture by Nina Tumarkin Vladimir Putin: Personage, President, and Potentate

Museum of Russian Icons Lecture by Nina Tumarkin Vladimir Putin: Personage, President, and Potentate

. July 19, 2017

Vladimir Putin is one of the world’s most powerful political leaders. What have been his chief goals, values and operating principles? What accounts for his vast popularity in Russia, despite prolonged military engagements and economic recession? Prof. Nina Tumarkin, Director of Russian Studies at Wellesley College, will shed light on this enigmatic ruler, with a […]

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Museum of Russian Icons Gallery Tour: Expedition Animals

Museum of Russian Icons Gallery Tour: Expedition Animals

. July 19, 2017

Join Museum Registrar Laura Garrity-Arquitt in a fascinating expedition through the galleries to discover the many animals in our collection. Learn about the symbolism behind each animal and how it connects to medieval art history. The tour is appropriate for all ages. Kids and kids-at-heart can arrive up to 30 minutes early to make their […]

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Museum of Russian Icons announces  Lecture: Church-State Relations in Russia: An Historical Overview with Prof. James T. Flynn

Museum of Russian Icons announces Lecture: Church-State Relations in Russia: An Historical Overview with Prof. James T. Flynn

. July 19, 2017

The relationship between Church and State in Russia has always been a complex one. James T. Flynn, Professor Emeritus of History, College of the Holy Cross, and a long-time Museum docent, will trace that relationship from Prince Vladimir, who brought Christianity to Russia in 988, through Imperial Russia, the Soviet and post-Soviet eras, up to […]

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