Press release submitted by the Museum of Russian Icons
Russkie Posidelki: Classic Russian Operas
Thursday, July 5, 6-8pm
Free program and free Museum admission after 4pm. No registration required.
Our twist on the rural Slavic custom of posidelki is an opportunity to learn about various aspects of Russian culture while enjoying tea, treats, and engaging conversation. A different topic is explored each month.
Learn about Russian history as it is portrayed in two classic Russian operas: Ivan Susanin by Mikhail Glinka, and Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin.
All New Mobile Tour!
The Museum has launched its new mobile tour thanks to a generous grant from Mass Humanities. The tour is accessed through your smartphone and is available in: English, Russian, Spanish, French, & Portuguese.
So come by the Museum and enjoy the updated mobile tours from the comfort of your own phone! Our audio wands are also still available for free.
The New Martyrs: History & Trauma at a Greek Orthodox Monastery on Lesvos
Lecture by Christopher Halali
Saturday, July 7, 2pm
Members $8, Nonmembers $12
This presentation will focus on the unique history and rituals of the Monastery of Sts. Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene on the island of Lesvos. Details here.
Children's Workshop: Matryoshka & Me
Sunday, July 8, 12:30-1:30pm in English, 2-3pm in Russian
Free with admission, but must pre-register at 978.598.5000 x121 by Friday, July 6. For ages 7+
In this interactive program, Matryoshka collector and Museum Docent Larissa Dyan teaches the history of the Russian nesting doll and tells the Russian folk tale “The Magic Swan-Geese” ("Gusi-Lebedi") with the help of matryoshki from her personal collection.
POPCORN SERMON: Force of Evil
Sunday, July 15, 1:30-4:30pm
Members $10, Nonmembers $15
Pay at the door.
Enjoy an afternoon movie, discussion, and free popcorn in our air conditioned auditorium. Film columnist JoAnn DiVerdi reveals how symbols of Christian faith and stories of Christ have been recreated in ways that have much to do with why they resonate with us to this very day.
Upcoming Gallery Talks & Tours
Free with Admission
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The Museum of Russian Icons 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 serves as a leading center for research and scholarship through the Center for Icon Studies and other institutional collaborations. It is the only museum in the US dedicated to Russian icons, and is the largest collection of icons outside of Russia.
Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., first Thursday of the month to 8 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Mondays.
Adults $10, Seniors (59+) $7, Students $5,
Children (3-7) $5, Children under 3 Free.
230 Union Street, Clinton, MA 01510
www.museumofrussianicons.org | 978.598.5000