$5 for Museum of Russian Icons Outing for Two in Clinton ($10 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • More than 450 works
  • Pieces up to six centuries old
  • Depict saints & prophets
  • Exhibits & gallery talks

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Promotional value expires Jul 29, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 4 per visit. Not valid for private events or groups. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Art can portray the world's most complex subjects: the passion of love, the horrors of war, and the despair of fruit waiting to be eaten. Hold a mirror to nature with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get two admissions to the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton (a $10 value).

Visitors to the Museum of Russian Icons gaze upon more than 500 illuminated devotional paintings, some up to six centuries old, displayed in a series of rotating exhibits. For instance, Exploring Sanctity: Paths to Sainthood Unveiled (on display through September 3) divines the diverse backgrounds leading to sainthood through a display of iconic works and a refurbished, open-minded metal detector. Docent-led gallery talks explore the life stories of John the Baptist (August 11), a cadre of female saints (August 18), and other holy figures, fleshing out the information contained in the exhibit. Several nearby restaurants help visitors refuel for additional hours of art absorption via eyes, ears, and detachable knowledge sponges.

Museum of Russian Icons

With the largest collection of Russian icons in North America, this museum gives its visitors a glimpse into an important part of Russian culture in play since the year 998. It houses more than 700 Russian artifacts, and also encompasses a research library and archive with a collection that spans six centuries. Onsite classes let interested parties delve even more deeply into the artifacts’ context and history, and the three-story building’s elevators and other amenities render it fully accessible to patrons in wheelchairs and on unicycles. Today, the museum spans 16,000 square feet and includes an old mill building, though over the years it has expanded to encompass extra gallery space, a tea room, and a performance area dedicated to cross-cultural understanding.

Customer Reviews

Really loved Art's tour!
Nancy L. · August 3, 2012
I was totalled impressed by the magnificent display of icons. Who knew such beauty layed in the back yard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will now be anxious to see the Africa exhibit when it opens again. I have guests coming to visit and we are planning to head to Clinton so they can experience the icons.
Anne M. · August 1, 2012
It was an unexpected treat to meet the owner/collector at the museum! All of your staff are so knowledgeable and friendly and eager to pass on their knowledge!
Julie M. · July 31, 2012

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