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ILLUMINATING THE ART OF THE SACRED ICON

Explore the eternal beauty, fascinating history, and deep spirituality of icons.

Plan your visit to the Icon Museum and Study Center

The Icon Museum and Study Center is a one-of-a-kind destination in the heart of Central Massachusetts, described as “drenchingly beautiful” by The Boston Globe. Our unique museum complex comprises a former historic mill, courthouse, and jail, complemented by a modern addition. Come see our featured exhibitions and the three floors of galleries dedicated to our permanent collection.

Visit to experience the immersive culture, art, and history of icons or explore our collection online.

SPECIAL EXHIBITION

Featured Exhibit Sacred Presence: Virgin of Kazan

March 22, 2024 – August 25, 2024

Featured Program Gallery Talk: Sacred Presence

June 18, @ 5:00 – 7:00 pm 

More about the Study Center

We are the center for icon studies in the U.S., offering access to the country’s largest collection of icons and Eastern Christian art, as well as research resources and programs for scholars.

New icon in the permanent collection
New icon in the permanent collection

The Icon Museum and Study Center holds a permanent collection of over a thousand Russian, Greek, and Ethiopian icons and Orthodox works of art.

Anatomy Of An Icon

An icon is regarded by the faithful as a bridge between heaven and earth. Its visual language reflects the culture and traditions of the Eastern Christian world.

Anatomy of an icon