Rushnyky Exhibition Opening Reception

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Multicultural - Exhibit

Date & Time: Thursday, February 15, 2018
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union St.
Clinton, MA 01510
Cost: Free for Members, Nonmembers $15
Description: Join us to mark the opening of our new special exhibition, Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles.

Franklin Sciacca, owner of the collection and curator of the exhibition, will talk about the rushnyk as artifact its construction, regional variations, and functions as a ritual talisman in life transitions.

Rushnyky are ornamented textiles (sometimes referred to as ritual towels) that function at the core of many life-cycle ceremonies of the Ukrainian people. The presentation will explore the rushnyk as artifact its basic construction as well as regional types and variations with special focus on the function of these cloths as binding amulets and magical talismans, particularly in wedding and funeral rituals.

A reception will follow the presentation.
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Phone: 978-598-5000
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