Revelation Cast in Bronze: Icons from the George Contis Collection

    September 15 – November 13, 2015

    This exhibit takes a rare look at a unique collection of original icons used for Christian devotion with some being 700-800 years old. It is a sampling of the largest private collection of icons from Icon expert George Contis.

    George Contis, M.D., M.P.H.

    George Contis is passionate about his collection of thousands of icons found on his travels and through the internet. He started collecting when he saw an old icon being sold by a street vendor in Russia. He wanted to give it a good and respectable home. Since then he has found many icons of the Trinity, saints and Mary – some including feast days of the Church and other important elements of our faith. George Contis is currently writing several books about icons in order to share his collection and knowledge.

    In the Exhibit

    The artifacts shown here are a sample of the many currently on display in the Marian Library Gallery.

    The Old Testament Trinity and the Mother of God
    The Mother of God of Smolensk
    The Annunciation
    The Mother of God of the Passion
    Deesis Triptych
    The Mother of God of the Sign