Traces of Christianity art can be found at the end of the second century and the beginning of the third century. From now to 11 Sep 2016, the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) presents a rare opportunity into the glimpse of the beautiful artworks which come from the centuries-old religion.
Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour is the first, large-scale exhibition in the world dedicated to the theme of Christianity in Asia. Many of the artworks were made by non-believers of the faith and unique, Asian materials and techniques – were used to create the paintings, carved ivory figures, ceramics, furniture, altarpieces and shrines. These art pieces, aided the spread of Christianity.
Working with museums and private collections in Portugal, France, Italy, the Philippines, and Hong Kong, the Asian Civilisations Museum brings many of these stunning works to Singapore for the first time.
Take a look at these artistic treasures created in the service of Christianity throughout Asia. Find out more here.