Three-Century-Long Way

Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior in Kizhi

The display «Kizhi. Three-Century-Long Way» is opened at the exhibition hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow until November 30.

The exhibition illustrates the evolution of church interiors of cathedrals and temples of Northern Russia through XVI – XVIII centuries. Visitors to the display will see simple and ascetic interiors of small shrines with icons created during the golden age of the Novgorod icon painting school as well as richly decorated cathedrals.

«Kizhi. Three-Century-Long Way» comprises sixty-eight icons form the extremely comprehensive collection of Old Russian paintings, which totals more than 500 icons dating XVI–XIX centuries. The featured showpieces have been lent by three church monuments, each representing its own age: the XVI century Church of Raising of Lazarus (the Assumption monastery in Murmansk, the oldest church in Karelia); the XVIII century shrine of Archangel Mikhail from the village of Lelikoozero; the XVIII century Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior in Kizhi.

Museum of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Moscow, 15 Volkhonka Street
Tel.: +7(495)202 47 34, 203 78 16

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