The Mystical Journey
September 19 through December
The ideals and passion for humanity, culture
and knowledge shine through the paintings of Russian artist, Nicholas
Roerich (1874-1947), in this fine American collection of his works.
A famed 20th century painter, Roerich is surprisingly less widely
known in the Western world, despite his more than 7,000 paintings
and a variety of significant contributions to society.
Roerich possessed the "Renaissance man"
qualities of masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, which he demonstrated
by taking on a multitude of activities without sacrificing the depth
and quality of his artwork. Lawyer, archeologist, set designer,
spiritual guide and Nobel Peace Prize nominee were among his many
roles and accomplishments.
Roerich's bold, bright, intense paintings,
which include historical settings, religious themes, and Himalayan
landscapes, all reflect the artist's desire to unite humankind through
the common language of beauty and knowledge.
This exhibition features one of
the finest private collections of Nicholas Roerichs paintings
in the U.S., bringing together an excellent group of the masters
mystical works. It includes the first Western paintings of Tibet
and central Asia, a painting for the opera, Sadko, and a hauntingly
iconic painting of the Queen of Heaven.
Roerich Museum displays approximately two hundred of Roerich's
works, and keeps them permanently on display for visitors who come
from around the world. The mission of the Nicholas Roerich Museum
is to make available to the public the full range of Roerich's accomplishments.
These are not narrow; they cover the realms of art, science, spirituality,
peacemaking, and more.
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