Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Russian Icon Museum

So, what else would we be doing on a Saturday afternoon in the summer other than visiting our local museum of Russian Icons. Okay, so it's a little random, I know, but we heard about this place a while ago (I'm not sure how) in Clinton, MA and figured today would be a good day to drive out there to check it out. And we're glad we did. The museum is the largest of its kind in North America and has a collection of around 370 icons. You can visit the museum online here.

We have an icon in our house of Saint Euphrosynus who is the patron saint of cooking:

And Liz has an icon in her office at the church. It looks like this:

They are such an interesting art form and part of church history. It was fascinating to see so many in one place and to learn about the various styles. I highly recommend stopping by this museum if you're ever out by Clinton, MA.

Here's a picture of the museum, it's no hole-in-the-wall:

1 comment:

  1. I just heard about this place last week and wanted to go check it out! I can't believe you guys already went!