A new exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, ‘Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections’, presents more than 60 superb artworks of the Byzantine era, from the 4th to the 15th centuries.

Organised by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports of Athens, with the collaboration of the Benaki Museum, Athens, and originally exhibited at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the exhibition includes major artistic holdings from Greece consisting of mosaics, sculptures, manuscripts, luxury glass, silver, personal adornments, liturgical textiles, icons, and wall paintings. About one third of the original exhibition will be presented in the Art Institute’s Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman and Byzantine art from 27 September 2014 through to 15 February 2015.

Source: The Greek Star