Tag Archives: Russian

Windows Into Heaven: Religious Icons from the Permanent Collection

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Icon of the Virgin Hodegetria, 18th century, Gift of Dr. Bruce and Mrs. Dorothy Brown

April 23 – July 19, 2014

Legacy Small Gallery

View the online catalogue:

Windows Into Heaven Catalogue

Co-curated by graduate student Regan Shrumm and Dr. Evanthia Baboula, (History in Art)

Featuring Russian icons and crucifixes from the University of Victoria’s permanent collection, this exhibition examines religious, historical, and cultural meanings past and present.

The objects featured in this exhibition originate in pre-revolutionary Russia and include icons of varied forms as well as crosses – important liturgical instruments and quintessential Christian symbols.

Separate from the World: Meetings with Doukhobor Canadians in British Columbia

November 7 – December 1, 1985

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Moving and frank photographs representing Doukhobors in their current community setting. This work by Robert Minden addresses the sadness at the loss of an idealistic way of life. The collection represents a six year visual and aural study that documents the vestiges of a disappearing community; these stories were presented through black and white photographs with accompanying texts.