Ana Tzarev Gallery Presents Icons Including Works From The Museum Of Russian Icons

March 24, 2010, New York City: The Ana Tzarev Gallery is hosting a special exhibition featuring a selection of works on loan from The Museum of Russian Icons. The exhibition includes icons spanning five centuries and includes important historical paintings dating from some of the earliest periods of icon ”writing” to the present.

Also on view is a selection of dramatic paintings by the artist Ana Tzarev representing historical religious events and themes.

The exhibition also includes a preview of works by Milijada Barada which will be featured in an exhibition in Ana Tzarev Gallery in September, 2010.

A distinctive and emblematic part of Russian culture, icons trace their roots back to the year 988.  Prior to the 15th century, icon styles were primarily derived from Orthodox Christian icon painting from the Byzantine Empire. When the Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453 and renamed it Istanbul, the center of Orthodox Christian religion moved to Moscow.   Over time the Russians formed their own systems, liturgies, rituals and customs, and their own distinctive mode of expression in icon painting.  Over 60 icons are featured in the exhibit.

Milijana Barada, Bleiburg, 1995

The Museum of Russian Icons.

The Museum of Russian Icons was founded in 2006 as a non-profit educational institution by Gordon B. Lankton. The Museum is located in Clinton, MA.  The collection includes more than 400 Russian icons, the largest collection of its kind in North America, and one of the largest collections outside Russia.  For more information please visit http://www.museumof russian

The Ana Tzarev Gallery:

The Ana Tzarev Gallery features the work of the artist Ana Tzarev as well as presenting an ongoing schedule of special exhibitions of works by other artists consistent with Ana Tzarev’s commitment to cultural awareness and social consciousness.  For more information please visit

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