“Sacred” Currently at Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
This image looks at Ethiopian Liturgical Music and the art associated with it.
In this exhibition, simply titled “Sacred,” curators have assembled art from every corner of the world. Although these works span time, distance, and disparate cultures, they share an evolving sense of the sacred.
Each of the ten galleries in the exhibition features an installation or “mini-show” designed around different themes or narratives inspired by the word “sacred.” Conventionally used to describe something or someone imbued with divinity, the word has evolved as societies have become more diverse and secular. What’s sacred today? The word hinges on the speaker: what is sacred is often very personal.