"The Glory of Ukraine: Sacred Images from the 11th to the 19th Centuries,"
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Friday 6 August 2010, by Icon Network
Sacred Images & Golden Treasures, two exhibitions, five cities, 2010-2011
First Exhibition opens in New York City, June 17, runs through September 12, 2010
Foundation for International Arts & Education (FIAE) in cooperation with the U.S.-_Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) and support from the Embassy of Ukraine to the USA
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
"The Glory of Ukraine,"
two major art and cultural exhibitions featuring rare and historic treasures from Ukraine, will be presented in five cities in the United States during the next eighteen months. The first exhibition opens in New York City with a private reception on the evening of Thursday, June 17th and then opens to the public on Friday, June 18th.
FIRST EXHIBITION OPENS IN NEW YORK CITY- JUNE 17TH _Then moves on to Washington, D.C. and Omaha, Nebraska
"The Glory of Ukraine: Sacred Images from the 11th to the 19th Centuries," consisting of uniquely Ukrainian iconography, debuts at the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA), www.mobia.org, in New York City (1865 Broadway at 61st Street) between June 17- September 12, 2010. The exhibition will then be on display at the Meridian International Center in Washington, DC between early October through December 2010. The concluding venue is the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, between February and May 2011.
SACRED IMAGES - 11th TO 19th CENTURIES _"The Glory of Ukraine: Sacred Images from the 11th to the 19th Centuries," exhibition features more than 70 objects including icons, liturgical objects, textiles, and very rare crosses dating from the 11th century from Kyiv’s famed Monastery of the Caves will be on display. This visually rich and historically intriguing exhibition traces the evolution of Ukrainian iconography from its early Byzantine roots through the Baroque and Renaissance periods highlighting the unique nature of the Ukrainian school of icon painting. Seldom seen by the outside world, the collection includes one of the oldest Ukrainian icons in existence together with an 11th century cross as well as textiles, chalices and other liturgical objects. The exhibition demonstrates that throughout centuries of political and ideological battles, including significant religious divisions within Ukraine, Ukrainian icons have preserved a continuity in their general style._
The Foundation for International Arts and Education 4630 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 210 Bethesda, MD, 20814, USA Tel. 301.656.6102 Fax 301.560.8712
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