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Touching the Sacred Exhibition

July 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 4, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 5, 2018


July 31, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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William King Museum of Art
415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 1:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 – 1:00 to 5:00pm

Inspired by faith, holy imagery has long been a part of many religions. These gloriously creative representations of the stories and holy beings began as a teaching device for many believers who were unable to read. Today, these venerated representations of holiness have evolved from teaching tools into a sacred art form.

Touching the Sacred focuses on imagery from two branches of Christianity—the Orthodox and the Catholic traditions—and examines how the depictions developed by each are similar and how they differ. Art pieces in the exhibit range from paintings of saints, angels, and the Holy Family on canvas, wood, bronze, and tin panels, to carvings of them completely in wood or with modeled heads and hands and cloth bodies which were sumptuously clothed.

On display through September 16. Sponsored by SJ Investments.