During our last guild meeting, we discussed planning a trip to the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts in the Spring/Summer of 2015. The event will be a four day excursion to explore the museum and its artifacts. St. Benedict Abbey offers rooms (shared or private) at a suggested donation of $40.00 per night. The museum offers group rates of 10 or more people is $4.00 per day. At this point, we are seeking participation of 30 students to afford chartering a bus or we can carpool to lessen the expense. More details to follow on this trip at our next guild meeting on July 26, 2014.
Explore the Museum of Russian Icons
This amazing museum was founded in 2006 as a non-profit educational institution by Massachusetts art collector and industrialist Gordon B. Lankton. More than 700 Russian icons and artifacts spanning six centuries, it is the largest of private collections outside of Russia! This museum is a “must visit” destination for students of iconology. Housed in a former courthouse, 16,000 square feet wait for us to explore, discover and learn more about our beloved practice. Offering a Russian tea room, a bookstore (where one can spend their entire paycheck), Russian enameled jewelry and minitaure icons are all for sale at the museum.
Take a look at the website www.museumofrussianicons.org to view more.
Vladislav Andrejev also teaches at the museum once a year, the next class is offered July 28–August 2, 2014.
For our guild members, please download the Lexicon of Orthodox Saints and Iconography terms located under the “Research Tools” bar on the museum’s site. Bring the downloads with you to our next meeting for discussion and review!