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August 31, 2013 - July 13, 2014
Target Wing
Free Exhibition

Ethiopia, Christian illuminated album, late 17th century, pigments on vellum. The Robert J. Ulrich Works of Art Purchase Fund, 2009.39.3a-rr


“Sacred” is the second in a series of innovative installations featuring imaginative combinations of contemporary and historic artworks throughout the museum’s Target Wing. For this installation, MIA curators probe the nature of the sacred within a secular, multi-faith society. By juxtaposing works of art from multiple times and places, “Sacred” invites visitors to explore historic expressions of the divine, the spiritual, the essential, the most-beloved, and to ponder the word’s meaning to their personal lives.

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