Events Calendar

The Russian Life Events Calendar is your first stop for finding Russophile-related events in the US and around the world. Have an event to share? Use our submission form to give us all the details of your event and we will add it to our database.

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Balancing Creativity and Tradition in Iconography
Balancing Creativity and Tradition in Iconography

This illustrated lecture will explore the tension between tradition and creativity in the process of designing and executing icons in the 21st century. Using recently completed icons – including one inspired by an icon in the Museum's collection – Maureen will discuss the myriad decisions, artistic and theological, that the iconographer must make, all the while remaining within the canon of a century's old sacred art.

First Sunday: Free Museum Admission
July 3, 2019
First Sunday: Free Museum Admission

Enjoy free admission all day, courtesy of the Nypro Foundation.

Free Fun Friday
July 3, 2019
Free Fun Friday

Enjoy free admission all day, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation. The Museum opens one hour early at 10:00 am to kick off this special day. Explore the Museum's permanent collection, check out one of the special exhibitions, or do a craft in the auditorium. Docents are available to answer questions, and audio tours are available upon request. We hope you can join us for this fun and exciting day!

Wrestling with Angels: Icons from the Prosopon School
July 3, 2019
Wrestling with Angels: Icons from the Prosopon School

An exhibition of forty-six luminous contemporary icons by sixteen iconographers from the Prosopon School of Iconology and Iconography. Exploring the recent renaissance of this ancient tradition, the exhibition will feature icons by the founder of the Prosopon School, Vladislav Andrejev, along with works by master iconographers, instructors, and apprentices.

46th Annual Russian Festival
June 7, 2019
46th Annual Russian Festival

Don't miss the Annual Russian Festival, marking more than 45 years in Baltimore. During this festive weekend, we invite you to savor the authentic foods, prepared by the parishioners, browse the import kiosk, visit the children's corner, and enjoy the dance groups and musical ensembles.

Tags: festival, russian festival
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
May 22, 2019
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet announces the Gift of Christmas Tour, coming to cities large and small, from Boston to Los Angeles, and Vancouver to Miami, with Great Russian Nutcracker performances.

Festival of Russian Music
May 20, 2019
Festival of Russian Music

The Balalaika and Domra Association of America presents their Russian Festival Concert at the Bates Recital Hall, Butler School of Music, University of Texas on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
May 15, 2019
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine performs an afternoon of some of Russia’s greatest works conducted by Volodymyr Sirenko and featuring the extraordinary pianist Olga Kern as guest soloist.

Virgin of Vladimir Mosaic icon on View
May 15, 2019
Virgin of Vladimir Mosaic icon on View

The Virgin of Vladimir, also known as Virgin of Tenderness, a micro mosaic icon by Oksana Prokopenko is now on view at the Chapel of the Sheen Center.

Prosopon School of Iconology
April 25, 2019
Prosopon School of Iconology

Learn to paint icons with renowned instructor Vladislav Andrejev in this six-day intensive icon workshop. Registration deadline: July 12

Zhostovo: A Russian-American Odyssey
March 29, 2019
Zhostovo: A Russian-American Odyssey

A new mini-exhibition of trays and boxes painted in the traditional Zhostovo-style will be on view in the lobby at the Museum of Russian Icons through October 20.  These treasures are created by American decorative painter and teacher Tricia Joiner, and Zhostovo Master Painter Vyacheslav (Slava) Letkov.

Tags: zhostovo, exhibit, art
Irina Nakhova: Museum on the Edge
March 26, 2019
Irina Nakhova: Museum on the Edge

Irina Nakhova: Museum on the Edge is the artist’s first museum retrospective in the United States. Nakhova stands apart both from the first generation of Moscow conceptualists and from her younger peers. Unlike many of her colleagues, in whose works the narrative or textual component plays a prominent role, Nakhova draws on the visual and cultural dimensions of her dialogue with art history for the conceptual content of her work.

The Body in Soviet Art
March 20, 2019
The Body in Soviet Art

The Body in Soviet Art examines the depictions of the human form in Soviet art, featuring more than fifty works created in the 1950s-1970s.  Representations of the human body have varied over time and across cultures.  Soviet art placed a unique emphasis on the working body as part of a Soviet collective.

Eduard Gorokhovsky:  From Siberia to Moscow
Eduard Gorokhovsky: From Siberia to Moscow

Eduard Gorokhovsky: From Siberia to Moscow, Selected Works on Paper from the Kolodzei Art Foundation, features selected drawings from the 1960s and early 1970s by prominent Russian artist Eduard Gorokhovsky (1929-2004) while he was living and working in Novosibirsk and artist's prints and drawings from his Moscow period.

Tags: art
Gallery Tour: The Mother of God in Russian Icons
Gallery Tour: The Mother of God in Russian Icons

Docent Jim Flynn offers a closer look at the Museum's collection of icons of the Virgin Mary, and their presentation and significance in Russian culture and religion, from the coming of Christianity in the 10th century to post-Soviet Russia in the 21st.

Tags: icons
Iconography: A Living Tradition
Iconography: A Living Tradition

Using recently completed icons inspired by ancient prototypes, Iconographer Maureen McCormick will explore the constraints of tradition, the limits of self-expression, and the role of free will in the creative process of a 21st century iconographer.

Tags: icons
Confronting Amnesia: Frozen Memories of the Russian Gulag
Confronting Amnesia: Frozen Memories of the Russian Gulag

This gripping documentary draws a straight line from the Great Terror unleashed by Joseph Stalin from 1929 until his death in 1953 to the current desire to cover over and forget this monumental abuse of human rights.

Tags: film, gulag
Tea Room Talk: Samovars in Russian Culture
Tea Room Talk: Samovars in Russian Culture

The samovar is an essential part of Russian life. Let us sit by the samovar, enjoying tea and Russian sweets while we explore the samovar's history in Russia, as well as the culture of taking tea in Russia. We will also learn the meaning the Russian proverb "Don't go to Tula City with your own samovar."

 

Tags: tea, samovar
Russkie Posidelki (American Style)
Russkie Posidelki (American Style)

Engaging conversation and exchange of ideas related to Russian traditions and culture. Tea and treats are provided. April's topic is part two of March's Posidelki, "The Mighty Handful," five composers who created a distinct "Russian" style of classical music.

Tags: music
12 Fairy Tale Plates
12 Fairy Tale Plates

A mini-exhibit that showcases a series of twelve decorative plates designed and crafted by accomplished artists from Palekh, and Kholui, to Fedoskino.

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