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The Museum of Russian Icons is a non-profit art museum located in Clinton, Massachusetts, United States. The collection includes more than 1,000 Russian icons and related artifacts, making it one of the largest private collections of Russian icons outside of Russia and the largest in North America. The icons in the collection range in date from the 15th century through to the present and covers almost the entire range of Russian icon images, symbols, and forms.Using our world travel planner, Clinton attractions like Museum of Russian Icons can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Museum of Russian Icons reviews
My wife and I have lived nearby for decades and finally decided to visit. The museum is a collection of Russian Orthodox Christian icons which are basically religious art on wood panels with most...
My wife and I have lived nearby for decades and finally decided to visit. The museum is a collection of Russian Orthodox Christian icons which are basically religious art on wood panels with most... more »
A unique, remarkable, enjoyable museum, you will not find a better one of its kind outside Russia. The permanent collection is comprehensive, education, and well organized. The special exhibits are...
A unique, remarkable, enjoyable museum, you will not find a better one of its kind outside Russia. The permanent collection is comprehensive, education, and well organized. The special exhibits are... more »
This Museum contains one of the world's largest collections of Russion Icons (sacred paintings) used in the Orthodox Christian tradition. The Museum contains over 1,000 icons and related artifacts...
This Museum contains one of the world's largest collections of Russion Icons (sacred paintings) used in the Orthodox Christian tradition. The Museum contains over 1,000 icons and related artifacts... more »
What an incredible Museum this is. I would highly recommend it to anyone to see. The facility is first class all the way, and the docents are very knowledgeable. The "Tea Room" has an illuminated ceiling and three restored jail cells you can visit and research in. Oh my, they are small and cozy, no place I would ever have wanted to visit for real! Opening in 2006 this Museum is a cultural wonder fir the western Suburbs of Boston. In November 2022 two new temporary exhibits opened, "Artists for Ukraine: Transforming Ammo Boxes into Icons" and "Tree of Life: Birch Icons Through the Ages" now thru February 2023
Perhaps the finest collection of Russian Icons outside of Russia itself, displayed on three levels of this jewel of a museum. I visit at least once every year, not only to study their permanent collection, but the temporary and traveling exhibitions that the museum hosts. For those in closer proximity to Clinton, MA, the museum also has educational programs and events. If you have the time, the historic parts of Clinton are also worth seeing, a place once renowned as a center of innovation and production of woven textiles. That industry is gone, but the town is worth exploring.
Stunning Russian Icons. Also a photographic display of the founder's motorcycle journey from Europe to Japan. There was a temporary exhibit of WWII posters at the time I visited. Helpful staff. Beautifully meatless in central Massachusetts.
Totally unique experience unlike anything I've experienced. It's a museum, yes, but exhibits provide a window into Russian/Soviet culture that is truly fascinating. Free admission on the first Sunday of the month.
This is a great little museum! Very specialized- you won’t find a mishmash of objects here. It’s about 80% Russian icons, most of them dating from the 15-19th centuries, but also a few older ones and some other interesting liturgical objects. The museum does a great job of giving you just enough information about icons, what they mean, and how they are made to make it really interesting but not so much that it’s overwhelming. There are also children’s programs. Don’t be afraid to ask questions- the people at the front obviously love the museum and are happy to help. Highly recommended! This place is a gem!
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