Tuesday, August 29, 2006

This looks SO COOL.....

Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai
Daily, November 14, 2006 - March 4, 2007

Exhibitions Pavilion, Getty Center


The Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai, Egypt, is the oldest continuously operating Christian monastery in existence. The basilica and fortified walls were commissioned by the Byzantine emperor Justinian in the 6th century. This exhibition features a selection of artistic treasures from Saint Catherine's, which possesses one of the world's finest collections of Byzantine icons and manuscripts. Forty-three icons, six manuscripts, and several precious objects used in the celebration of the liturgy are on view. Icons from Sinai reveals the central role of icons in Byzantine spiritual practices and conveys their vital function in religious celebrations. It also shows how the monastery's geographic and historical position as a major pilgrimage destination engendered its astonishing collection of icons and books. The exhibition, accompanied by a major scholarly catalogue, features a film about the monastery and the site, including footage of Greek Orthodox Easter services.

6 comments:

Mimi said...

Doesn't that sound awesome?

Arielle said...

That sounds AMAZING!!! There's in California, right? Boo.

Susan Sophia said...

Yes, I forgot to put that in...
This is in L.A.

sara said...

wow, thanks for that...we'll have to go see it for sure. hey, why not make an autumn trip down to the LA area...just another reason ;)

papa herman said...

We leave for CA this coming Sunday, unfortunately we will be back home by Oct 4 and this does not open until November... oooo so close, yet so far.

I hope that folks in the LA area will take advantage of this opportunity.

Belladonna said...

Wouldn't ya know it? I'm getting ready to leave on a trip to Egypt to visist the REAL St. Catherine's and some of their most lovely stuff is likely be be here in the USA intead of there!