Exhibitions


  • Congregation of All the Saints of the Pechersk Lavra, Icon Painting Workshop of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Kyiv, late 18th – early 19th centuries. Wood, oil. The National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve.

  • Cross of the Holy Monk Mark of the Caves, Kyiv, late 11th century. Bronze, champlevĂ© enameling.
    The National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve.

  • Royal Doors, Volhynia, 16th century. Wood, gesso, tempera, carving. The National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve.

  • Saint Paraskeva, Halychyna, early 17th century. Wood, gesso, tempera. The National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve.

  • The Nativity of the Mother of God, Icon Painting Workshop of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Kyiv, early 18th century. Wood, oil. The National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve.

  • The Annunciation, Kyiv, mid-18th century. Wood, oil. The National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve.


The Glory of Ukraine

Sacred Images from the 11th to the 19th Centuries

June 18–September 12, 2010

This exhibition from the collection of the oldest monastery in Ukraine, the Kyiv-Pecherskaya Lavra (or Monastery of the Caves) will survey the history of Ukrainian icons and their stylistic evolution over the centuries. Ukrainian icons, unlike their Russian counterparts,  incorporated noted influences from western art, particularly during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The blending of East and West in their iconography and style is unique and needs to be better known in the US. Alongside icons the exhibition will display textiles, ceremonial and altar crosses, chalices and other liturgical objects.  MOBIA will be the first venue in the United States.


Major support for MOBIA’s exhibitions and programs has been provided by the American Bible Society and by Howard and Roberta Ahmanson. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional support for The Glory of Ukraine has been provided by Robert and Sandra Bowden. The exhibition is organized by the Foundation for International Arts and Education, Bethesda, Maryland, and is presented in conjunction with the Government of Ukraine and the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve and the National Museum in Lviv named for Andrew Sheptitsky.

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