August Events

Here are some events happening in the USA during the month of August!  Enjoy!

Aug 1 – MA

Bring your works of Russian art to the Museum of Russian Icons for a consultation with the curator

Bring your works of Russian art to the Museum of Russian Icons for a consultation with the curator

Join the Museum of Russian Icons for the ever-popular “take it to the curator” event. Bring your icons and related artifacts to the Museum for a private consultation with icon specialist Frank Ford or a Museum staff expert. Learn more about the region, date, and subject of your icon. Monetary evaluations will not be given. The fee of $7 per object includes Museum admission. Consultations last approximately 15 minutes and are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. This program takes place on the first Friday of every other month throughout the year.

When: August 1, 11am-2pm
Where: Museum of Russian Icons
Cost: $7, includes museum admission
Telephone: 978-598-5000

 

Aug 7/9 – MA

The Museum presents a series of short films relating to the "Darker Shades of Red" exhibit.

The Museum presents a series of short films relating to the “Darker Shades of Red” exhibit.

In conjunction with the special exhibit, “Darker Shades of Red” featuring official Soviet propaganda art from the Cold War era, the Museum of Russian Icons presents a series of short films produced in the United States during the same period, illustrating American response to “The Red Menace.” The program includes live action and animated films produced by the U.S. Government, Hollywood and independent filmmakers that contain overt and covert messages intended to influence the collective American psyche. Viewed from the present day, the messages and images are, at turns, curious, hilarious and frightening. An audience discussion will follow the screening.

When: August  7, 6:00-8:30 pm and August 9, 3:00-5:30pm
Where: Museum of Russian Icons
Cost: $7 for members, $10 for non members, $1 for WOO card holders, includes museum admission
Telephone: 978-598-5000

Aug 15 – MA

Come visit the Museum for free!

Come visit the Museum for free!

The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program will offer free admission to the Museum of Russian Icons on Friday, August 15, 2014. This year, 66 venues are participating in Free Fun Fridays, with six cultural venues open free-of-charge each Friday this summer. This is the sixth year of the program.

Food: The Russian Tea Room offers tea, coffee, and light Russian snacks. Clinton is also home to many fine restaurants. View the list here. No outside food is permitted inside the Museum, but scenic Central Park, just steps away, is a great spot for a picnic.
When: August  15, 10:00 am – 4:00pm
Where: Museum of Russian Icons
Cost: Free!
Telephone: 978-598-5000

Aug 16 – MN

 

Pianist Denis Evtushin

Pianist Denis Evtushin

Join the Museum of Russian Art for a concert with Duo Parnas with Denis Evtushin, pianist.  one of the finest pianists in the young generation,” Denis Evstuhin has earned international acclaim for his vibrant artistry, remarkable sound quality and brilliant virtuosity by audiences and critics alike. His “sonorous, dark sound, clear textures, a fine sense of balance and an elegance of line” together with his ability to find “the expressive heart of each piece even as he made crisp and fluent work of the technical demands,” have prompted critics to hail the Russian pianist as “a true artist” and “a natural musician” who has “virtuosity tempered with an old-world style.”  For more information, please see Evtushin’s biography on his own website.

When: August 16, 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Museum of Russian Art
Telephone: 612-821-9045

Aug 30 – MA

Join the curator for a gallery talk on the exhibit "Darker Shades of Red"

Join the curator for a gallery talk on the exhibit “Darker Shades of Red”

Join the Museum of Russian Icons  for the gallery talk “A Farewell to a Darker Shade of Red.” The exhibit Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Art from the Cold War Era from the Hollingsworth Collection ends today after a successful summer at the Museum. Museum Registrar Laura Garrity-Arquitt, who installed the exhibition, will lead visitors on a hour-long tour featuring significant posters in the exhibit and will discuss the history and symbolism of Cold War propaganda imagery

When: August  30, 1:00pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Museum of Russian Icons
Cost: Free with museum admission
Telephone: 978-598-5000

Taryn Jones graduated in 2008 from the University of Victoria (Canada) with her BA in history and anthropology. During that time, she also studied Russian and art history, and was heavily involved with the university’s Russian Studies course union. In January 2012, she will begin her studies at the University of British Columbia in a double Master’s program in library and archival science. Ideally, she would like to work in a gallery or museum’s library or archive. She has traveled throughout Russia on numerous occasions, and first studied in St Petersburg in 2007. In 2009, she traveled across the country, beginning at the Mongolian border and going westwards towards St Petersburg. In recent years, she has studied art history and museum studies in St Petersburg with SRAS. Most recently, she wrote articles for SRAS’s “Cheap Eats” feature and interned in the Youth Education Center of the State Hermitage, where she researched artists, edited English-language texts and translated Russian texts to English. Taryn’s specific artistic interests are the Wanderers, Socialist Realism and photography.
Taryn Jones
Taryn Jones
Taryn Jones

About Taryn Jones

Taryn Jones graduated in 2008 from the University of Victoria (Canada) with her BA in history and anthropology. During that time, she also studied Russian and art history, and was heavily involved with the university’s Russian Studies course union. In January 2012, she will begin her studies at the University of British Columbia in a double Master’s program in library and archival science. Ideally, she would like to work in a gallery or museum’s library or archive. She has traveled throughout Russia on numerous occasions, and first studied in St Petersburg in 2007. In 2009, she traveled across the country, beginning at the Mongolian border and going westwards towards St Petersburg. In recent years, she has studied art history and museum studies in St Petersburg with SRAS. Most recently, she wrote articles for SRAS’s “Cheap Eats” feature and interned in the Youth Education Center of the State Hermitage, where she researched artists, edited English-language texts and translated Russian texts to English. Taryn’s specific artistic interests are the Wanderers, Socialist Realism and photography.