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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WORKSHOP Beyond the Classroom: A Prosopon Workshop for Aspiring Iconographers with Maureen McCormick at the Museum of Russian Icons

WORKSHOP Beyond the Classroom: A Prosopon Workshop for Aspiring Iconographers with Maureen McCormick at the Museum of Russian Icons

This workshop is designed for those who have completed at least one icon with the Prosopon School of Iconology and would like to continue building their skills. Mastering the challenging medium of egg tempera, as well as the learning the “grammar” of iconography, is like the old joke about how one gets to Carnegie Hall: […]

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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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Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art on view at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)

Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art on view at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)

A pair of iconic tabletop seasonings. Secret lovers. Well-heeled newlyweds. Gothic churches. Iconic landscapes. Kittens. Meet the Power Couples and discover pendants—works of art conceived as pairs—in a new exhibition on view now at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA). Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art explores how timeless pairings from sixteenth-century Europe […]

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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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Museum of Russian Icons Announces First Sunday: Free Museum Admission and Craft

Museum of Russian Icons Announces First Sunday: Free Museum Admission and Craft

Enjoy free admission all day, courtesy of the Nypro Foundation. Explore the exhibition Wrestling with Angels and head downstairs to the auditorium to make your own angel-inspired craft. Sunday, September 1, 11:00am-5:00pm Museum of Russian Icons 203 Union Street Clinton, MA 01510 Website: https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/first-sunday-12/

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Lighthouse overnights offered at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels this fall

Lighthouse overnights offered at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels this fall

Youth groups can now reserve fall dates for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Lighthouse Overnight Adventures program. Dates include select Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 30 through Oct. 26, with advanced reservations needed. Under the guidance of a museum educator, adventure participants can travel back in time to explore the life of a late-19th-century lighthouse keeper, […]

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Painting of Saint Roch by Bartolomeo della Gatta in Horne Museum restored thanks to Friends of Florence

Painting of Saint Roch by Bartolomeo della Gatta in Horne Museum restored thanks to Friends of Florence

Florence, Italy…Bartolomeo della Gatta’s 15th-century panel painting of Saint Roch has been returned to the Museo Horne in Florence following a multifaceted restoration process. The restoration by Valeria Cocchetti and Daniele Ciappi, under the supervision of the Soprintendenza di Firenze, was made possible thanks to donations by Donna Curry, Mary Mochary, and Donato Massaro through […]

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Museum of Flight Raises American Flag Atop Space Needle to Commemorate Launch of Apollo 11

Museum of Flight Raises American Flag Atop Space Needle to Commemorate Launch of Apollo 11

TUKWILA, Wash – In honor of the July 16, 1969 launch of Apollo 11, representatives from The Museum of Flight—one fitted in a replica Apollo spacesuit—today raised an American flag on top of the Space Needle, Seattle’s famous landmark built in 1962 as a tribute to the new era of space exploration. Raising the flag […]

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