Revealing the Divine: Treasures of Russian Sacred Art

September 2019 – December 2022

Revealing the Divine: Treasures of Russian Sacred Art presents over 160 liturgical and devotional objects created in the Russian Orthodox tradition. Featured are artefacts in a remarkable array of media and styles. Intricately painted icons, richly embroidered vestments, glittering chalices, hand-illustrated books, ornamented Easter eggs – these and many more provide insight into the importance of sacred art in the religious life of Russia.

Last Days of the Last Tsar

Last Days of the Last Tsar

July 18, 2018 – May 17, 2019

On the night of July 17, 1918, Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, their five children, and four loyal attendants were led to the basement of the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Siberia. There they were brutally murdered by their Bolshevik captors. Last Days of the Last Tsar narrates the events leading up to this grim finale and portrays the family whose life and tragic fate have fascinated the world for a century.

The Russian Word and Image: Four Centuries of Books and Art

May 18, 2014 – June 3, 2018

The exhibition illustrates medieval, imperial, and contemporary Russian history through the lens of one hundred and eighty rare artifacts from our rich museum, library, and archival collections.

Nicholas II Coronation Print

The Coronation of Nicholas II: 120 Years

October 12, 2016

The Russian History Museum presents a pop-up exhibition dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II. Among the displayed objects are the Russian and French editions of Nicholas II’s coronation album, banquet menus, medals, concert programs and tickets, commemorative scarves, cups, popular prints, and a robe from a set of vestments created specifically for the coronation.

Icon of Prophet Elijah

Sacred Images: Icons from Holy Trinity Monastery

August 12 – September 23, 2016

Over 50 Russian Orthodox icons and religious objects from the collection of the Russian History Museum and Holy Trinity Monastery will be on display at Herkimer County Community College’s Cogar Gallery. The exhibition Sacred Images: Icons from Holy Trinity Monastery introduces viewers to the art and history of icon painting, the sybolism of icons and their role in Orthodox worship, and various styles and methods of producing icons.