Experience the splendour of world heritage at this exhibition of priceless Russian icons!
The selection of icons presented at this exhibition comes from three well-respected Russian museums: the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Sergiev Posad State History and Art Museum and the Yaroslavl Art Museum. Spanning from the late 13th to the early 20th century, these works reflect the cult of the Mother of God in the Orthodox tradition.
The exhibition offers a rich illustration of the complex and varied iconography and typology of Russian icons. Particularly remarkable are the icons of the Mother of God with the Child Jesus, exemplifying an important aspect of the cult of the Virgin Mary in Orthodox Christianity. Tradition attributes the very first icons of the Mother of God with the Child Jesus to Luke the Evangelist. Revered as miraculous, much-reproduced, many have become famed as performing miracles.
The Orthodox icons presented here differ in period and style; what they have in common are the cult of the Mother of God and their status as jewels of Russian culture.
City Museum of Ljubljana in collaboration with the State Tretyakov Gallery, Yaroslavl Art Museum and Sergiev Posad State History and Art Museum.
Project creators: Blaž Peršin, Blaž Vurnik
Curator: Anna Pakhomova, State Tretyakov Gallery
Exhibition and graphic design: Miran Mohar in collaboration with Luka Savić
Production: Eva Bolha
Music: Aldo Kumar: The Icon of Time
Mondays, 1 January, 1 November and 25 December: Closed
Adults: 8 € / Reduced: 6 €
Family ticket: 18 €
ICOM, PRESS; SMD: Free entry
Being familiar with the culture of others enriches our own cultural space.
During July and August, the City Museum of Ljubljana is switching to its summer opening hours, which means that our doors will also stay open on Mondays! We are inviting everyone to the Auersperg Palace, which reveals the rich heritage that Ljubljana and its surroundings offer.
On Museums on a Summer Night, we are opening our doors for visitors.