August 3 – October 9

Reflections of
Ethiopian Orthodoxy: Contemporary Paintings in Traditional Styles

Dual exhibitions titled Reflections of Ethiopian Orthodoxy in the Clifford Art Gallery (Little Hall) and Reflections of Ethiopian Orthodoxy: Coptic Crosses and Objects of Personal Devotion in the Longyear Museum of Anthropology (Alumni Hall) display 20th century Ethiopian artwork, consisting of paintings on canvas and vellum, processional crosses and priests’ armrests in silver alloys and brass, and objects of personal devotion such as amulets and magic scrolls. The paintings illustrate multiple religious subjects related to Ethiopian Coptic Christianity, as well as historical and genre scenes.