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Interactive Lecture at Museum of Russian Icons
March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Amulets, Talismans, & Reliquaries: The Power of Adornment and Significance of Found Objects as Material and Magic
Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 1pm – 4pm
Museum of Russian Icons | 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA 01510
Throughout history, humans have been known to use a variety of found and manipulated materials to adorn themselves for purposes including religious worship, rites of passage, and as powerful symbols of protection for the wearer. Join artist and SMFA Professor of the Practice, Kendall Reiss and Museum of Russian Icons registrar, Laura Garrity-Arquitt for an engaging afternoon of close object-based exploration around themes of power, protection, religiosity and found objects as material in art.
For more information: https://www.museumofrussianicons.org/event/interactive-lecture/
Kendall Reiss, Worry Stones, 2010. Found stone, cast aluminum, monofilament, pigment. This object is intended to be worn as a necklace with the stones able to be held in the wearers hands, or in the wearers pants or jacket pockets. Photo by Mariah Tuttle.