Thursday, August 6, 2020

Exhibit At Monastery Brings Faith Of Fathers To Life In Jordanville
By Jim Kelvin
Michael Perekrestov examines a shroud that brightened solemn Holy Week services in 19th century Moscow. (Jim Kevlin/
JORDANVILLE – When you think of Russian art, you probably think: icons. “It goes far beyond that,” Michael Perekrestov, Russian History Museum executive director at Holy Trinity Monastery here. The museum’s new exhibit, “Revealing the Divine: Treasures of Russian Sacred Art,” proves it. The objects on display range from, yes, icons, to pendants, books, architecture, vestments and much more. The exhibit opened July 14, and will be on display at the monastery’s museum, just 18 miles north of Cooperstown, through the end of the year. Of course, Perekrestov, who put on the nationally known “Last Days of the Tsar,” artifacts from the Romanovs, in 2018 – the 100th anniversary of the massacre of the imperial family – has favorite pieces in this exhibit, too. [More