Jan 25, 2007

Have you seen the icons exhibit at the Getty Museum yet?


Have you gone to the Getty Museum's Los Angeles site to see the exhibition of icons from the Monastery of St. Catherine in Egypt? The exhibition runs through March 4.

I have not seen it yet, but no doubt The Tidings and the California Catholic Daily are right to say we should get to the Getty to see it.

The Getty's Website has good information (click on this post's title) on the exhibit.

Ifyou have seen the exhibit, what did you think of it? Want to tell the rest of us?

The image above is from www.touregypt.net and I do not know if it is in the exhibit.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The exhibit is wonderful. It is an amazing collection, with surprisingly respectful and usually accurate explanations of the theology underpinning the creation and veneration of the icons. There is a slightly annoying tendency to refer to everything in the past tense (Christians of the time believed that Christ truly became present... etc). However, this should not stop anyone from going. The point of the exhibit is not to debunk true Christian belief, but to offer these beautiful monuments to Christian devotion.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous DAve said...

Well, no, but I did see "Hand of God" for the second time just now and I thought it was as fair and well-balanced as one could hope for. My brother-in-law... dear God all that's happened and the complicity of so many in fostering and covering it up...
... with so many churches on so much socali real estate the mind boggles at how the L.A. claims obligations will be met-
besides that- so much so wrong-

I thought the display at the Cathedral was touching tho the last time I was there they had it behind a rope that I had to let my children pass to see it... so many conclusions that could be drawn about that... maybe too many people wanted to add THEIR pictures to the display...

3:02 AM  
Anonymous Bob said...

Hey Quintero!

Are you on vacation? I usually check your blog daily but lately there have not been any new posts.

I trust all is well.

8:46 AM  
Anonymous DAve said...

Yeah Q hope yer alright
but as only one who has tried it could know this stuff is EXHAUSTING and I hope you're getting some well-deserved rest at least...
having a blog is like having another child... and since the dioscesan news seems to never change it's an especially demanding one here...
anyways all the best to you whatever the situation

1:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw it on Super Bowl Sunday -- helped to mitigate the crowds, but only a little. Beautiful exhibit, and respectfully done, too. Definitely see this while you can!

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Kenneth M. Fisher, Founder & Chairman, Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc. said...

Our Treasurer, Dr. Attila Revesz, will be in Hungary for sometime. Because of this, we need someone who will act as Assistant to the Treasurer until he returns.

This person would be responsible for receiving the forwarded mail, copying the envelopes and checks, recording the information in a data base,depositing the checks, and faxing or emailing this information on to Attila at a U.S. email or fax number.

At this time, the records will have to be kept for the General donor fund and for the "Priests in Need" fund.

If you would like to help "Concerned Roman Catholics of America" in this
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God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
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11:44 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Bob and Dave,

Thanks for your kind words and concern, and for checking the blog. I appreciate it very much.

Yes, ole Q is okay. A computer problem that I didn't know what to do with caused the big gap, but a savvy friend has fixed things up.

3:57 PM  

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