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Menil Collection celebrates return of Byzantine frescoes with exhibition until March 2012

3 years agoArts : Artdaily

HOUSTON, TX.- The Menil Collection announced that March 4, 2012 will be the final day to see the Byzantine frescoes currently housed on its campus in the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, after which time they will be returned to the Orthodox Church of Cyprus. In celebration of the frescoes, their time in Houston, and the purpose-built Chapel that has been their home for fifteen years, the Menil will present special public events commemorating the return of this sacred art.
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More Context on the Menil Frescoes

Arts : Illicit Cultural Property (3 years ago)

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Mosaics to Return to Cyprus from the Menil

Arts : Illicit Cultural Property (3 years ago)

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Menil Collection Announces Return of Byzantine Frescoes

Arts : Artdaily (3 years ago)

HOUSTON, TX.- After more than two decades in Houston, the beloved Byzantine frescoes will go back to Cyprus in 2012. While this moment is bittersweet, the story of these frescoes?from their rescue, to their long-term loan to us, and... Read Post


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