Thursday, September 18, 2008

Religion & Art Navigating Tough Political Situations

Interesting story in the Boston Globe this week: Massachusetts Museum to Display Precious Icons from Russia. Despite the current tenor of relations between the U.S. and Russia, the "Museum of Russian Icons said Thursday that the State Tretyakov Gallery of Moscow has agreed to send 16 of its most precious icons there for display."

The exhibit on iconography will be on display from
Oct. 16 to May 1 at the relatively small museum, located in Clinton, MA. According to the article, the exhibit was almost canceled because of the current hostility between Russia and the United States, but was salvaged eventually. How interesting would it have been to have been privy to the details of those negotiations!

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