ILLUMINATING THE ART OF THE SACRED ICON
Explore the eternal beauty, fascinating history, and deep spirituality of icons.
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.
September 22, 2023 – March 3, 2024
March 3, 2024
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 & FEATURED
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.