Sunday, February 5, 2017 (All day) - Sunday, March 26, 2017 (All day)
Williams Center Gallery
Icons of the Eastern Orthodox Christian church are sacred objects used both in church rituals and in individual worship. The human form portrayed in an abstract manner is intended to accentuate the spirituality and sacred character of the holy figures depicted. Intended to enable transcendence from the terrestrial into the heavenly sphere, the icons serve as instruments of devotion by evoking the presence of the holy for the faithful. These icons—a collection from Eastern Europe dating from the 16th century to the present—are also aesthetically pleasing objects, intricate in design and superior in execution.