The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South


Windows into Heaven: Russian Icons from the Lilly and Francis Robicsek Collection of Religious Art

University Archives,

From June 23, 2014 through Oct. 18, 2014, the University Archives and Special Collections will shocase Windows into Heaven, Monday through Friday from 1–5 p.m.

This exhibition brings together almost three dozen Russian icons dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, during the time of the Romanovs, selected from the collection of Lilly and Francis Robicsek of Charlotte, N.C.  Commentary is provided by the North Carolina Museum of History.

Two special events will take place during the exhibit's run:

Thursday, Sept. 4,  5–6 p.m.
“Curator’s Talk”
Jeanne Marie Warzeski, Ph.D., Curator, North Carolina Museum of History
Dr. Warzeski will discuss the variety of icons presented in this exhibition and offer a glimpse of Russia’s complex past. 
Reception to follow
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6–7 p.m.
“Icons . . . Images of the Invisible”
Sandy Kezar, distinguished iconographer
Sandy is a dedicated teacher with extensive knowledge of the symbolism and technique involved in “writing an icon.”
Please join us for her translation of these images of the invisible.