Art Exhibit – Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

Saturday, September 27, 2014–Sunday, February 15, 2015
The Art Institute
111 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

From the Art Institute description:

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.

For more information, please visit the Art Institute website feature about this collection: http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/heaven-and-earth-art-byzantium-greek-collections

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