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The Romanovs and their Icons – A Presentation by Wendy Salmond

Monday, December 18 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$12 - $15

The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to pleased to present

The Romanovs and their Icons – A Presentation by Wendy Salmond

For the Romanov family and the Russian court, the giving and receiving of icons marked every important event in public and private life, from christenings, weddings and anniversaries, to recovery from illness and the miraculous escape from death. This richly illustrated lecture explores the role icons played in Russian court culture under the last  Romanov tsar, Nicholas II.


Wendy Salmond is professor of art history in the Department of Art at Chapman University, Orange, California. Her publications include Arts and Crafts in Late Imperial Russia: Reviving the Kustar Art Industries;Treasures into Tractors: The Selling of Russia’s Cultural Heritage, 1918-1938 (co-edited with Anne Odom); and Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs.  She is a prolific translator of texts on Russian art and culture, and has edited volumes on the sculptor Sergei Konenkov, the Peredvizhniki, and the reception of Art Nouveau in Russia. Her current research is on icons in the late Imperial and early Soviet period.


Image Description – Silver icon triptych with Saint Nicholas, Saint Alexandra, Archangel Michael, and Archangel Gabriel, 1907. Private collection, on extended loan to the Georgia Museum of Art.



Monday, December 18
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$12 - $15


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