The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, public institution of culture functioning under the authority of the Cluj County Council, varnishes the exhibition “The image of the Mother of God in old and new icons”, on Friday, August 14, 2020, at 3 pm.
The event can be attended by a maximum number of 20 people. For registration, please follow the link:
The exhibition will also be broadcast live, on the museum’s Facebook account:
The exhibition will be open from August 14 to September 20, 2020, from Wednesday to Sunday, between 10 am - 6 pm, last entry at 5 pm.
Since we are in the fasting period of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, this exhibition is intended to be a tribute paid to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The exhibition brings together over 40 works with a Marian theme, both old icons from the 18th-19th-20th centuries, made by peasant painters, and contemporary icons, painted by children who participated in the annual camp organized in the “Romulus Vuia” National Ethnographic Park, but also by reputed artists.
The exhibition comprises visual typologies of the Virgin Mary (such as the Mother of God Hodighitria - The one who shows the Path, the Mother of God Platytera - Praying, the Mother of God of the Sign, the Mother of God Eleusa - Maternal Tenderness, the Mother of God Galaktotrofousa – Feeding the Baby, the Mother of God - Empress, the Mother of God - Sorrowful), but also representations illustrating events in Her life (the Birth of the Mother of God, the Entry into the Church, the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Synod of the Mother of God, the Annunciation, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin). There will also be exhibited some icons with the scenes of the Last Judgment, the Crucifixion, the Descent from the Cross, Deisis and the Table of Heaven, which also include the presence of the Mother of God.
From the collection of the Ethnographic Museum, we exhibit icons on wood and glass, belonging to different painting centres in Transylvania. The exhibited wooden icons are “the Annunciation”, attributed to Grigore Ranite, painted in the mid-18th century, and “the Mother of God Hodighitria, surrounded by the Prophets”, dating back to 1772, signed by Filip Zugrav.
Exhibitioners: Muntean Marcel, Emilian Nicula, Cristina and Andrei Răileanu, Maria Corina Negreanu, Cornelia Giurgiuman, Niculina Albu, Veronica Țața, Marius Hagău, Suzana Nicoleta Ilie, Mioara Sîntiuan, Florin Poienaru, Teodora Roșca, Cristian Micu, Roxana Chidean, Maria Tonca, Iuliana Văleanu, Karina Herinean.
And children: Irina Săcui, Ralf Stoica, Simina and Filip Toader, Andrada Tomoiagă, Ecaterina and Ștefan Răileanu.