New Exhibition of Greek Orthodox Icons in Clinton
As you probably know, the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts features the largest collection of Russian icon art outside of Russia. Moreover, it is the only museum in the United States dedicated to hand-painted Russian icons, including very fine and rare examples created in the 15th – 16th centuries. Besides, this important institution also serves as a center for scholarship and research, which additionally offers various interactive educational programs for any taste and age. For today, most exhibits displayed in the Museum represent Russian icons dating to the 17th – 19th centuries. However, there are also modern religious icons painted in the last few years, as well as antique Byzantine and Greek Orthodox icons.
Icons of the Hellenic World
“Icons of the Hellenic World” is the upcoming exhibition of antique Byzantine and Greek Orthodox icons, which will be on view in the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton from June 22 through October 21, 2018. Comprised of unique examples of religious icon art from the collection of Argie and Emmanuel Tiliakos, it will be the first major Museum’s exhibition focused exclusively on Byzantine and Greek Orthodox icons.
“Icons of the Hellenic World” features many interesting and rare Greek religious icons and artifacts from the Ionian School, which is known for its exceptional works providing a direct link from Byzantium art to modern Greece, pieces from the Aegean Islands, and also Greek Orthodox icons from the Cretan School. However, the most valuable icons that will be displayed in the upcoming exhibition were created after the Fall of Constantinople in the mid-15th century. Plus, “Icons of the Hellenic World” additionally features some of the most outstanding works from the Byzantine Empire, including “Portrait of Man,” a unique piece of encaustic art created in the 1st – 2nd century in Egypt.
It is also worth noting that all the Byzantine and Greek Orthodox icons presented in the “Icons of the Hellenic World” exhibition belong to the collection of Argie and Emmanuel Tiliakos, which is considered one of the finest collections of Greek religious icons in the nation. Moreover, Emmanuel Tiliakos is not only a renowned collector but also a reputable international expert in the field of Greek Orthodox icons.
We highly recommend everyone to visit the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton and the “Icons of the Hellenic World” exhibition in particular! You are sure to be amazed at all those antique Byzantine and Greek Orthodox icons presented there!