August 12 – September 23, 2016
Over 50 Russian Orthodox icons and religious objects from the collection of the Russian History Museum and Holy Trinity Monastery are on display at Herkimer County Community College’s Cogar Gallery. The exhibition Sacred Images: Icons from Holy Trinity Monastery introduces viewers to the art and history of icon painting, the symbolism of icons and their role in Orthodox worship, and various styles and methods of producing icons.It also explores the work of iconographers at Holy Trinity Monastery, a monastic community in Jordanville, NY where traditional icon painting has been practiced for decades.
The exhibition features icons in a variety of media and techniques: painted with egg tempera, cast in metal, carved from wood and mother-of-pearl, painted on enamel, engraved on silver, embroidered, and printed. The icons are supplemented with religious objects – vestments, chalices, liturgical Gospels, and blessing crosses.