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Museum of Russian Icons announces free online programs

Photo credit: Lesia Sochor, Pysanky, 1993 watercolor 30 x 24.


The Museum of Russian Icons is hosting several free online programs.
• Saturday, April 25, at 1 pm, there is a free webinar lecture with professor Nadieszda Kizenko: Today I Arise: Lenten Repentance and Paschal Renewal in Russian Liturgy in the Last Years of the Empire and in a time of Pestilence; 
• Saturday, May 9 at 1 pm, there is a curator’s round-table webinar, "Decoding the Iconography and Symbols of Easter in Russian Art," 
with Dr. Karen Kettering, Dmitry Gurevich, and Nicholas B.A. Nicholson, Curators of Tradition & Opulence: Easter in Imperial Russia. Easter is the most important festival in the Orthodox Christian church calendar. Symbols and artwork associated with it live on throughout the year. Join the co-curators of the exhibition Tradition & Opulence for a panel discussion of the ways objects would have functioned throughout
the year.
     The topics include the iconography of the Resurrection, useful egg-form objects such as photograph frames, clocks, and cosmetic cases by Fabergé and his competitors, and how the Romanov family’s support of the Red Cross inspired a wealth of art and material culture, including two of the famous Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs.
     In addition, there are virtual tours and other online educational opportunities for the whole family. For more information on these programs, visit the website at
     Register for the upcoming webinars by visiting The seminars will be broadcast via Zoom, and a link will be sent to registered participants the morning of the event.
     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. It is the only museum in the US dedicated to Russian icons, and it is the largest collection of icons outside of Russia.
     For more information, the visit an online collection of more than 1000 icons, take virtual tours of the museum and see upcoming virtual events, please visit
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