Sunday, December 31, 2006

Ancient Sinai art draws the faithful to the Getty

For some people, the exhibition of St Catherine's Monastery icons at the Getty is far more than an exhibition of art: "More than 60 religious groups, including some from Fresno, Texas and Minnesota, are scheduled to see — and in some cases venerate — the items lent by the Holy Monastery of St. Catherine in Egypt. Although the Getty remains just a snazzy art museum for other people, it is a holy place for the faithful. They are crossing themselves before the 750-year-old icon of Saint Theodosia and restraining themselves from kissing the plexiglass case holding a 1,500-year-old image of St. Peter the Apostle."
See the above page for the full story.

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