Thursday, November 18, 2010

Knights of Columbus Museum’s crèche exhibit open

NEW HAVEN — Nativity scenes from 22 Asian countries will be featured in the Knights of Columbus Museum’s sixth annual crèche exhibit, opening Friday.
"Christmas in Asia" includes more than 100 crèches, scenes depicting Jesus’ birth in a manger, as told in the Gospels. The exhibit runs through Feb. 13.
Christians comprise only small numbers in many Asian countries, from Israel to Japan, but the Philippines has one of the world’s largest Roman Catholic populations. The show also includes original Holy Family paintings and prints from Japan, China and South Korea, the K of C said in a press release.
Visitors to the museum also can see "Mother Teresa: Life Spirituality and Message" through April 3.
Future exhibits include the 10th annual Christmas Tree Festival, featuring the decorations by Connecticut schoolchildren, opening Dec. 1, and a bronze casting of Michelangelo’s "Bruges Madonna and Child," on view Dec. 8.

The museum, located at 1 State St., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Christmas shows. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 203-865-0400 or go to

Photo: Courtesy Knights of Columbus Museum; The Holy Family, interpreted in traditional Japanese costumes using fabrics and wire, on loan from Maryknoll Missionaries. Artist unknown.

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

Our strange neighbor adores cats and had them everywhere in her house. As if the dozen live cats were not enough, in every room in her house, she has framed prints, large and small, of the blessed animals.0
She says that she orders her canvas prints, like this one by Franz Marc, from who delivers them. Perhaps they can take away a cat or two as well.

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