Thursday, July 21, 2016

World's First Exhibition on the History and Spread of Christian Art in Asia

Christianity in Aisa: An ornate portable Jesuit shrine with doors that open to reveal a painting of the Holy Family and John the Baptist. It is believed to have been made in Japan in the late 16th century.(credit: ACM)
SINGAPORE.- The Asian Civilisations Museum is presenting Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour, the world’s first exhibition on the history and spread of Christian art in Asia. This is also the ACM’s inaugural special exhibition after an extensive revamp last year. Asia has played a significant role in the spread of Christianity since the 7th century and Asian art absorbed influences from many different cultures, including the Middle East, India, China, Japan, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia. The exhibition in the Singapore Asian Civilizations Museum would close on September 11. [link]