Gordon Lankton’s Russian icon, African art at home in Clinton
Some collectors leave their precious possessions to their children. Others give them to museums or libraries. For his extensive collection of Russian icons and artifacts, Gordon Lankton built his own museum. He took over an unused mill building near the green in this old factory town in 2006, and turned it into the Museum of Russian Icons. His newly renovated Gallery of African Art, located on High Street, Clinton's main commercial drag, stages its grand reopening Oct. 27.