Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street, Clinton, MA 01510 - United States
The Museum of Russian Icons was founded in 2006 as a nonprofit educational institution by Massachusetts art collector and industrialist Gordon B. Lankton. The Museum collects and exhibits icons and related sacred objects, igniting the interest of national and international audiences, and offers interactive educational programs. The Museum includes more than 1000 Russian icons and artifacts, is the largest of its kind in North America, and is one of the largest private collections outside Russia. The collection spans six centuries and includes important historical paintings dating from the earliest periods of icon painting to the present.
Three floors of galleries display the Museum's permanent collection. A dedicated gallery features special exhibitions related to the Museum's collection and mission. Free docent-led tours or audio tours are available. The Museum Store offers a selection of gifts, jewelry, nesting dolls, and books, mainly sourced from Slavic countries. Visitors can purchase various beverages, such as Kusmi Tea's exclusive blends and Russian snacks to enjoy in the Tea Room. The special exhibition on view is Images of Atheism: The Soviet Assault on Religion.
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