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Russian Icons from the 15th to 19th Century 

Icon paintings, especially the Russian variety, have attained a certain cachet in recent years, as much for their distinctive appearance as for their historic provenance. What was once just the conventional way of portraying religious imagery in a particular place and time, can seem downright exotic or even mysterious in another place and time. For many contemporary Europeans and Americans, the icons of the Eastern Orthodox Church are classics of the genre. For centuries they were crafted by skilled artists/monks for places of worship and for the faithful, but until relatively recent times they were rarely collected for their aesthetic content alone. This large exhibition of 15th to 19th century Russian icons at the Palma Gallery is presented in conjunction with Florian Fine Art of Houston, just in time for the Christmas holiday season. -- D. Eric Bookhardt

Through Dec. 29

Palma Gallery, 828 Howard Ave., 598-2276;

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