Events Calendar

The Russian Life Events Calendar is your first stop for finding Russophile-related events in the US and around the world. Have an event to share? Use our submission form to give us all the details of your event and we will add it to our database.

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Lovely Wild
August 12, 2019
Art Exhibition - Lovely Wild

Inspired by Russian fairytales, the artwork in this exhibtion is a collaboration between Oksana Prokopenko and Anthony Santella.

St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble from Russia in Concert
August 11, 2019
St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble from Russia in Concert

The St. Peterburg Men's Ensemble from Russia, an award-winning a cappella quartet under the direction of Kirill Sokolov, will perform a concert of Russian sacred, classical and folk music.

All Russian Program with the SF Symphony
August 6, 2019
All Russian Program with the SF Symphony

Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Karina Canellakis makes her San Francisco Symphony debut in a presentation of music by two Russian heavyweights.

From the Eastern Bloc to the Bronx
July 24, 2019
From the Eastern Bloc to the Bronx

From the Eastern Bloc to the Bronx tells the fascinating story of how the Grosvenor Gallery in London promoted artists from Eastern Bloc countries and came to play a central role in shaping the Hebrew Home Art Collection.

Tags: judaism, jewish, exhibition, dissidents, art
First Sunday: Free Museum Admission and Craft
July 24, 2019
First Sunday: Free Museum Admission and Craft

Enjoy free admission all day, courtesy of the Nypro Foundation. Explore the exhibition Wrestling with Angels and head downstairs to the auditorium to make your own angel-inspired craft.

Tags: icons, art, free, museum
The Ancient of Days: Depicting God the Father in Orthodox Iconography
July 24, 2019
The Ancient of Days: Depicting God the Father in Orthodox Iconography

This presentation focuses on depictions of God the Father, the fountainhead and source of the Holy Trinity, in Orthodox Christian iconography.

Tags: religion
A Prosopon Workshop for Aspiring Iconographers
July 24, 2019
A Prosopon Workshop for Aspiring Iconographers

Mastering the challenging medium of egg tempera, as well as the learning the "grammar" of iconography, is like the old joke about how one gets to Carnegie Hall: it takes practice, practice, practice!

Tags: aert, seminar, icons
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
July 24, 2019
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. The Museum of Russian Icons, participating museums, and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.

Tags: museum
Why wrestle angels?
July 24, 2019
Why wrestle angels?

Wrestling with Angels explores how God relates to man and how man wrestles with God in order to understand life's meaning. In this curator's talk, discover the unspoken assumptions behind the icons, how the iconographer communicates these assumptions artistically and why they matter.

Tags: religion, museum, icons
Balancing Creativity and Tradition in Iconography
Balancing Creativity and Tradition in Iconography

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.

Wrestling with Angels: Icons from the Prosopon School
July 3, 2019
Wrestling with Angels: Icons from the Prosopon School

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.

46th Annual Russian Festival
June 7, 2019
46th Annual Russian Festival

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.

Tags: festival, russian festival
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
May 22, 2019
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

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.

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
May 15, 2019
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

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.

Virgin of Vladimir Mosaic icon on View
May 15, 2019
Virgin of Vladimir Mosaic icon on View

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.

Zhostovo: A Russian-American Odyssey
March 29, 2019
Zhostovo: A Russian-American Odyssey

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.

Tags: zhostovo, exhibit, art
Irina Nakhova: Museum on the Edge
March 26, 2019
Irina Nakhova: Museum on the Edge

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
March 20, 2019
The Body in Soviet Art

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
Eduard Gorokhovsky: From Siberia to Moscow

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.

Tags: art
Gallery Tour: The Mother of God in Russian Icons
Gallery Tour: The Mother of God in Russian Icons

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.

Tags: icons

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