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 inspires the appreciation and study of Russian culture by collecting and exhibiting icons and related objects; igniting the interest of national and international audiences; and offering interactive educational programs. The Museum includes more than 1000 Russian icons and artifacts, the collection is the largest of its kind in North America, and one of the largest private collections outside Russia. Spanning six centuries, the collection includes important historical paintings dating from the earliest periods of icon “writing” to the present.
Three floors of galleries display the Museum's permanent collection. A dedicated gallery features special exhibitions that relate 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 sources from Slavic countries, and the Tea Room carries an assortment of beverages, such as Kusmi Tea's exclusive blends, and Russian snacks. The special exhibition on view is Atomic Alert! Confronting "The Bomb" in the New Atomic Age.
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