The RNGO’s were invited by the Onassis Cultural Center, as arranged courtesy of RNGO Bureau member Lila Prounis, to a special guided tour of the exhibition, Transition to Christianity.
Coffee and traditional Greek pastries were offered before the tour.
The vibrant and complex life of the Eastern Mediterranean during a time of reinvention and renewal is the subject of the exhibition at the Onassis Cultural Center in Midtown Manhattan. On view from December 7, 2011 through May 14, 2012, Transition to Christianity: Art of Late Antiquity, 3rd – 7th Century A.D. brings together more than 170 exceptional objects on loan from Greek museums, as well as museums in Cyprus and the United States. Incorporating many outstanding works of art that have never before been seen outside Greece, as well as recently discovered works that are being exhibited for the first time anywhere, Transition to Christianity reveals a period of extraordinary and perhaps unexpected creativity in the Greek world of Late Antiquity.
Warm thanks to Lila Prounis, who represents the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council of North and South America, for arranging this fascinating and informative tour.