“Windows to Heaven” Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons at Maryhill Museum September 14-Nov 15th, 2013


Afterfeast of the Dormition

Maryhill Museum of Art (FB) presents:

Windows to Heaven:
Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons

Smolensk Mother of God, c. 1750
Egg tempera on wood with metal basma (possibly tin), 11½” x 13½”. Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Mass. (From Maryhill Museum site -click to go to exhibit info)

September 14–November 15, 2013
Upper Level Special Exhibitions Gallery  – view museum map

A Smith Kramer traveling exhibition featuring 25 historically significant Russian icons that date from 1590 to the present. The exhibition defines icons, the historical process involved with creating them, and the historical background of their systematic destruction by the Iconoclasts (730–787 AD and 813–843 AD). Featured icons include images of St. Nicholas and St. George, Old Testament scenes, the life of Jesus and the Mother of God. The exhibition is drawn from the collection of the The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts (FB).

As Previously posted during this exhibition there will be an Icon painting Class with Northwest Orthodox Iconographer Deacon Matthew Garrett based in Boise, Idaho. 

Icon Writing Workshop
Sept 10 -14
Explore the rich history and symbolism associated with painted icons during this hands-on workshop with Reverend Deacon Matthew Garrett. No previous art experience necessary.
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Orthodox Christian with 2 children, a wife, a life of bills and occasional fishing, not enough hiking etc... Editor of OrthodoxNorthwest which I hope benefits readers in the NW. I do post Romanian, Greek and Slavic info but I cannot read any of them - hey, I am an American. Would appreciate hearing from readers of the blog. Χριστός Ανέστη! (Anthony) editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com
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3 Responses to “Windows to Heaven” Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons at Maryhill Museum September 14-Nov 15th, 2013

  1. Semper Fi Sabrina says:

    A little off the beaten path for me, but it sounds really nice.

  2. Michael Lichens says:

    I’ve been to the museum in Clinton. The collection is amazing and their exhibits are always profound. I can’t this gallery enought

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