In Search of the Real St. Nicholas: Orthodox Icons from American Collections
November 1, 2003 – January 3, 2004
St. Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra in the fourth century AD. Over the centuries, St. Nicholas's legendary generosity and special affection for children evolved into a custom of gift-giving on his feast day of December 6 and to his gradual transformation into Santa Claus. The exhibition features a number of exquisite icons of the saint on loan from American collections.