Wrestling with Angels: Icons from the Prosopon School

  • July 19, 2019 – October 27, 2019
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  • Museum of Russian Icons
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  • Clinton, Massachusetts
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  • Art Exhibit


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.

Visitors to the exhibition will encounter the icons as they would within an Orthodox church, beginning with depictions of events and persons from Hebrew scripture that would be found in the narthex (or vestibule); and continuing with icons that would surround the congregation in the nave including images of Jesus and his mother Mary (known in the Christian East as the Theotokos, Greek for “God-bearer”). The exhibition concludes with icons that would be found on or behind the iconostasis (the screen or wall that separates the nave from the altar), including icons of the principal feasts of the Christian liturgical year as well icons of mystical subjects that point to the second coming of Christ.

Opening reception on July 18, pre-registration is required. Please call 978.598.5000.


Times: 5:00 PM    Tickets: Members Free, Nonmembers $15    Phone: 9785985000    Website

Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street, Clinton, 01510


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