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Glimpses of Eternity: Icons in the Orthodox World

An exhibition of icons and other religious objects co-curated by history professor Bill North and his students.

This event takes place each day from January 5th, 2018 to March 12th, 2018.

Location: Perlman Teaching Museum, Kaemmer Family Gallery

Contact: Jeff Rathermel, x4342

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Glimpses of Eternity: Icons in the Orthodox World brings to Carleton a fascinating group of icons and other religious objects drawn from Russian, Greek, Ethiopian, and Coptic Orthodox traditions. A rich history of thematic developments and cultural variations is told through the exhibition curated by Professor William North specifically for Carleton's Perlman Teaching Museum. Exhibited work comes from the private icon collection of Emmanuel and Argie Tiliakos (Winchester, MA) and Carleton’s Special Collections, offering visitors a unique opportunity to learn about Orthodox visual culture and devotion through objects seldom on view.

In support of the Perlman's mission as a teaching museum, students participating in Professor North's Fall 2017 class Icons, Iconoclasm, and the Quest for the Holy in Byzantium and Its Neighbors have contributed to the exhibition's development and didactic presentation.

An icon (from the Greek term for "image") is a work of religious art — most commonly a painting of a holy figure or figures. Particularly associated with Orthodox Christian traditions, icons are regarded principally as religious rather than art objects and they hold a special place in private and public devotions in the Orthodox worlds. Because their function was much more important than the individual identities of the artists who made them, their creators are seldom known. Icons have exalted status because they aid faithful individuals in communing with the divine and gaining, if only for a moment, a glimpse of eternity.

 

This event occurs on:

  • Friday, January 5th, 2018
  • Saturday, January 6th, 2018
  • Sunday, January 7th, 2018
  • Monday, January 8th, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
  • Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
  • Thursday, January 11th, 2018
  • Friday, January 12th, 2018
  • Saturday, January 13th, 2018
  • Sunday, January 14th, 2018
  • Monday, January 15th, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
  • Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
  • Thursday, January 18th, 2018
  • Friday, January 19th, 2018
  • Saturday, January 20th, 2018
  • Sunday, January 21st, 2018
  • Monday, January 22nd, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
  • Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
  • Thursday, January 25th, 2018
  • Friday, January 26th, 2018
  • Saturday, January 27th, 2018
  • Sunday, January 28th, 2018
  • Monday, January 29th, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
  • Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
  • Thursday, February 1st, 2018
  • Friday, February 2nd, 2018
  • Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
  • Sunday, February 4th, 2018
  • Monday, February 5th, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
  • Thursday, February 8th, 2018
  • Friday, February 9th, 2018
  • Saturday, February 10th, 2018
  • Sunday, February 11th, 2018
  • Monday, February 12th, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
  • Thursday, February 15th, 2018
  • Friday, February 16th, 2018
  • Saturday, February 17th, 2018
  • Sunday, February 18th, 2018
  • Monday, February 19th, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
  • Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
  • Friday, February 23rd, 2018
  • Saturday, February 24th, 2018
  • Sunday, February 25th, 2018
  • Monday, February 26th, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
  • Thursday, March 1st, 2018
  • Friday, March 2nd, 2018
  • Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
  • Sunday, March 4th, 2018
  • Monday, March 5th, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
  • Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
  • Thursday, March 8th, 2018
  • Friday, March 9th, 2018
  • Saturday, March 10th, 2018
  • Sunday, March 11th, 2018
  • Monday, March 12th, 2018

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Visual Art, Exhibitions