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A Must See Great Hidden Treasure in NY – the Onassis Cultural Center

February 15, 2012

The Onassis Cultural Center in mid-town Manhattan routinely hosts immersive, beautiful and transporting exhibitions.  Here’s their latest, Transition to Christianity: Art of Late Antiquity, 3rd – 7th Century A.D.:

The vibrant and complex life of the Eastern Mediterranean during a time of reinvention and renewal will be the subject of a major new exhibition at the Onassis Cultural Center in Midtown Manhattan. On view from December 7, 2011 through May 14, 2012, Transition to Christianity: Art of Late Antiquity, 3rd – 7th Century A.D. will bring together more than 170 exceptional objects on loan from Greek museums, as well as museums in Cyprus and the United States. Incorporating many outstanding works of art that have never before been seen outside Greece, as well as recently discovered works that are being exhibited for the first time anywhere, Transition to Christianity reveals a period of extraordinary and perhaps unexpected creativity in the Greek world of Late Antiquity.

If, by chance, you’re snow bound or otherwise completely unable to see the exhibition first hand, the Web site has some information and installation shots, … but … more importantly, the exhibition catalogue is available as a FREE ebook.  Even if you do get to the exhibition, you might live in a home with a book buying moratorium (you know who you are), so this free ebook will get you over the hump.

Object from the exhibition "Transition to Christianity: Art of Late Antiquity, 3rd – 7th Century A.D." Silver Plate with the Marriage of David to Michal.

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