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Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour

Published on 06-14-2016 Agenda

The first large-scale exhibition in the world dedicated to the theme of Christianity in Asia

Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour presents fascinating and beautiful objects that are the result of the spread of the Christian faith across Asia. This is the first large-scale exhibition in the world dedicated to the theme of Christianity in Asia. Many of the objects were made by artists who were not themselves Christian, and some of the patrons for this art were not Christian either.

In this exhibition, you will see art that combines East and West. Asian materials and techniques were used to create paintings, carved ivory figures, ceramics, furniture, altarpieces, and shrines that aided the spread of Christianity. Working with museums and private collections in Portugal, France, Italy, the Philippines, and Hong Kong, the Asian Civilisations Museum brings many of these stunning works to Singapore for the first time.

Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour
 Asian Civilisations Museum,
1 Empress Place
Singapore 179555

until 11 September 2016
Saturdays to Thursdays: 10am to 7pm; Fridays: 10am to 9pm

Non-Citizens & Non-PRs: $15 (standard), $10 (concession). Refer to http://acm.org.sg/exhibitions/christianity-in-asia for detailed pricing.

http://acm.org.sg/exhibitions/christianity-in-asia

 

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