Don’t Miss: Poetry Reading at Russian Icon Musuem
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Akhmatova’s work ranges from short lyric poems to intricately structured cycles, such as Requiem (1935–40), her tragic masterpiece about the Stalinist terror. Her work was condemned and censored by Stalinist authorities and she is notable for choosing not to emigrate but to remain in Russia, acting as witness to the atrocities around her.
The Museum of Russian Icons's collection of more than 500 Russian icons and artifacts is the largest of its kind in North America, and one of the largest private collections outside Russia. Spanning six centuries, the compendium includes important historical paintings dating from the earliest periods of icon “writing” to the present. The Museum was founded in 2006 as a nonprofit educational institution by Massachusetts industrialist, philanthropist and art collector, Gordon B. Lankton.
The Poems of Akhmatova is co-sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association and will take place at 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors (59+), $2 for students and children aged 3-17, and free for children under 3. Museum admission is free with the reading. Call (978) 598-5000 or go to www.museumofrussianicons.org for details.
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