Hidden Treasures: Ecclesiastical Arts at Maryhill Museum of Art Saturday, November 9, 2013 and Last Days of “Windows to Heaven” Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons at Maryhill Museum September 14-Nov 15th, 2013

Maryhill Museum of Art (FB) presents:

SEE AND HEAR about some of Maryhill’s seldom-seen treasures, when curator of art Steve Grafe shares objects from the museum’secclesiastical arts collection. Get a closer look at Russian and Byzantine-style icons, ornate embroidered vestments and other church textiles from the Caucasus region, and various metal crosses and chalices. Many of the items were given to the museum by founding patrons Queen Marie of Romania and Alma de Bretteville Spreckels; others are recent acquisitions. This is a rare opportunity to see special objects that generally remain in the museum’s storage vault, learn their stories and the greater context surrounding them.
Hidden Treasures: Ecclesiastical Arts at Maryhill Museum of Art Saturday, November 9 | 2 p.m.

Windows to Heaven:
Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons

Smolensk Mother of God, c. 1750
Egg tempera on wood with metal basma (possibly tin), 11½” x 13½”. Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Mass. (From Maryhill Museum site -click to go to exhibit info)

September 14–November 15, 2013
Upper Level Special Exhibitions Gallery  – view museum map

A Smith Kramer traveling exhibition featuring 25 historically significant Russian icons that date from 1590 to the present. The exhibition defines icons, the historical process involved with creating them, and the historical background of their systematic destruction by the Iconoclasts (730–787 AD and 813–843 AD). Featured icons include images of St. Nicholas and St. George, Old Testament scenes, the life of Jesus and the Mother of God. The exhibition is drawn from the collection of the The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts (FB).

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An Orthodox Christian, whose interests also include, GO, Square Dancing, hiking, exploring, swimming, kayaking, cooking, history, board games. I am the Editor of OrthodoxNorthwest which I hope benefits readers in the NW. I do post Romanian, Greek and Slavic info but I cannot read any of them - hey, I am an American. Would appreciate hearing from readers of the blog. Χριστός Ανέστη! (Anthony) editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com
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