Wednesday, June 14th
An icon is an image of a holy person or event, created by an iconographer who follows the strict standards of the Orthodox Church. Most of the objects in this collection are created with paint on wooden board but they can also be made with other materials, including mosaic, fresco, embroidery and metal. The museum collection includes both very old icons (dating to the 15th century) and newer icons (painted in the last few years), with the majority dating from the 17th – 19th centuries. The museum started as a private collection and is now housed in a 150 year old former mill building. It is the only museum in the US dedicated to Russian icons, and the largest collection of icons outside of Russia. We’ll have lunch at nearby Clinton’s Bar & Grille after the tour.
Leave Rec Dept. at 9:30am and return approx. 3:30pm
Cost: $25.00 (Lunch $$ on your own.
Includes: Transportation and Museum fee
Where: Clinton, MA