Last updated: 5/13/2019
203 Union Street
Clinton, MA 01510
|Tuesday - Friday||11 AM - 4 PM|
|Sunday, Saturday||11 AM - 5 PM|
Massachusetts EBT cardholders receive a discounted admission of $2 during all regular hours of museum operation. Cash only.
Seniors (59 and over): $7
Students (): $5
Children (3-17): $5
Children under 3: Free
Mary G Delaney, Marketing Director
The Museum of Russian Icons enhances relations between Russia and the United States through the medium of art, especially Russian icons.
Mission=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.
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.
In the 1960s, plastics engineer Gordon B. Lankton went to work at Nypro, an international injection molded plastics company, in Clinton, Massachusetts and eventually became president. In 1989, on a business trip to Russia, Mr. Lankton purchased his first icon at a flea market. His collection quickly grew, and eventually gave birth to the idea of starting a museum. Mr. Lankton chose Clinton for the location to give back to the community that had supported him.
Over 1,000 Orthodox icons and artifacts spanning six centuries.
Lectures, art classes & workshops, films, concerts.
A 150-year-old former mill building houses the Museum. A contemporary, aluminum-clad addition to the mill building accommodating the South Gallery, Library and offices were completed in 2008. The adjacent 150-year-old courthouse and police station with holding cells was acquired in 2010 and renovated to provide additional gallery space, a terrace with a green roof, a tea room, and performance facilities accommodating lectures and concerts. Three floors of galleries display the permanent collection. A dedicated gallery features special exhibitions ranging from contemporary Russian art to icons from other Orthodox cultures. It is the only museum in the USA dedicated to Russian icons and the most extensive collection of icons outside of Russia.
Appointment required: Yes
Quarterly newsletter, Journal of Icon Studies.
Gift shop and tea room offering Russian tea and snacks.
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