Address
203 Union Street
Clinton, MA 01510
Hours
Tuesday - Friday11 AM - 4 PM
Sunday, Saturday11 AM - 5 PM
Mondayclosed
Admissions
Massachusetts EBT cardholders receive a discounted admission of $2 during all regular hours of museum operation. Cash only.
Adults: $10
Seniors (59 and over): $7
Students (): $5
Children (3-17): $5
Children under 3: Free
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Mary G Delaney, Marketing Director

Description

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.

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.

History

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.

Artifacts Collections

Over 1,000 Orthodox icons and artifacts spanning six centuries.

Educational Programs

Lectures, art classes & workshops, films, concerts.

    Facilities

    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.

    Auditoriums

    Library

    Access: Scholars

    Appointment required: Yes

    Publications

    Quarterly newsletter, Journal of Icon Studies.

      ADA

      Wheelchair Accessible

      Restrooms

      Services

      Gift shop and tea room offering Russian tea and snacks.

      Gift Shop