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Heaven & Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collection: Chicago, IL @ Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections presents 63 superb artworks from the early Christian and Byzantine eras in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art.  Originally exhibited at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the exhibition represents major artistic holdings from Greece—many of which have never been exhibited outside that country—consisting of shimmering mosaics, architectural fragments, manuscripts, luxury glass, silver, personal adornments, liturgical textiles, and painted icons. The Art Institute’s display offers a selection of exceptional works from the original exhibition, including the debut of the 14th-century Icon of Saint Prokopios. The exhibit will display until Feb 15, 2015. For more information: http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/heaven-and-earth-art-byzantium-greek-collections
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Icon Exhibit of George Kordis: NJ @ Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College | Absecon | New Jersey | United States
Anchored in Byzantine tradition, Kordis’ work challenges conventional ways of looking at Byzantine icon painting. Radiant images, both traditional and modern at the same time, establish corporeal connections between the image and the beholder. For more information: http://www.noyesmuseum.org/exhibitions.html
Eikon: Icons of the Orthodox Christian World Exhibit: Australia @ Art Gallery of Ballart | Ballarat | Victoria | Australia
The rich tradition of Eastern Christian spirituality and imagery will be celebrated with the special exhibition EIKON: Icons of the Orthodox Christian World. EIKON brings eighty high quality works, including some really sumptuous examples of Orthodox art. Most of the icons in the show originate from Greece and Russia, with examples as well from Cyprus, Syria and Palestine, and range in time from the twelfth to the beginning of the nineteenth centuries. Viewing the exhibition will be a special event, with dramatic lighting and a soundscape incorporating traditional chanting, bells and other sounds of an Orthodox service, recreating the original setting of the works. For more information:http://www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au/exhibitions-and-events/exhibitions/eikon-icons-of-the-orthodox-christian-world.aspx
Jan 23 – Feb 28 all-day
Museum of Russian Icons: Clinton, MA @ Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton | Massachusetts | United States
The exhibition illustrates the Christian traditions of the East African nation, Ethiopia. It features 60 small scale icons triptychs, larger icons and illuminated manuscripts. There will also be several cast- brass hand-held processional/benediction crosses with intricate designs for the Museum’s own collection as well as some small pendant/pectoral crosses worn by priest as part of their sacred vestments. The Museum has a small collection of icons and stone carved triptych which will be on display. The dates of the icons and objects range from the 16th century to the present. Ethiopian iconography is closely related to the simplified Coptic version of Late Antique and Byzantine Christian art. It is typified by stylized, graphically bold figures with large, almond-shaped, eyes. Colors are usually bright and vivid. The majority of paintings are religious in nature, often decorating church walls and bibles. From the 16th century, Roman Catholic church art and European art[...]