The Hidden Gems of the Museum of Russian Icons

203, Union Street, Clinton, Massachusetts 01510

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The Museum of Russian Icons is a non-profit art museum located in Clinton, Massachusetts, in the United States. The collection includes more than 1,000 Russian icons and related artifacts, making it one of the largest private collections of Russian icons outside of Russia and the largest in North America.

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    Museum of Russian Icons reopens July 17 with two new exhibitions

    CLINTON, MA– The Museum of Russian Icons will be reopening on Friday, July 17 with two new exhibitions: The Long Way Home: A Photographic Journey with Gordon Lankton, featuring 40 stunning photographs from the museum founder’s life-changing mid-20th century motorcycle adventure from Germany to Japan; andTradition & Opulence: Easter in Imperial Russia, an exhibition exploring the Easter Egg in its many incarnations as a symbol of renewal and rebirth.  Bali, Indonesia: May 25, 1957. Photo by Gordon LanktonMuseum of Russian Icons The Museum will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with new hours, timed ticketing, and a variety of protocols in order to safely welcome visitors back to view the newly reinstalled permanent collection and special exhibitions. For reservations call the Museum at 978.598.5000 and visit the website,,for a complete list of safety measures. The Long Way Home: Photographs by Gordon Lankton 267 Days – 24 Countries – 27,000+ Miles. On view through September 27, 2020 On November 6, 1956, armed with a camera, maps, passports, C-Rations, a budget of $5.00 per day ($3 food, $1 sleeping, $1 for gas and everything else) and little else, 25-year-old Gordon Lankton left Frankfurt, Germany on an NSU motorcycle and began an adventure that would come to influence the path he would take for the next 50 years.  Over 40 stunning photographs, taken by Museum founder Gordon Lankton during this life-changing journey, along with artifacts from the trip, will be on display. Pakistan, December 30, 1956. Photo by Gordon Lankton Tradition & Opulence: Easter in Imperial Russia On view through October 25, 2020 From opulent, jeweled creations to humble embroidered examples, perhaps no country is more closely associated with the tradition of exchanging decorated Easter eggs than Russia. This exhibition, of almost 200 objects, includes works by the Fabergé firm and its competitors.  On display are some of the finest porcelain eggs made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory to be presented as gifts by the members of the Romanov family. ceramic eggs, icons, and vintage Easter postcards, from collectors around the country and abroad. REOPENING GUIDELINES Steps to ensure the health and safety of our visitors…