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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.
Enjoy free admission all day, courtesy of the Nypro Foundation.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn to paint icons with renowned instructor Vladislav Andrejev in this six-day intensive icon workshop. Registration deadline: July 12
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.
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 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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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