Sacred Places, Sacred Books
Rome, Mecca and Jerusalem in Antwerp
‘Sacred Places, Sacred Books’ brings Rome, Mecca and Jerusalem to Antwerp. Discover the differences and similarities between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. More than 200 works of art, historical and religious treasures await you.
Exhibition about Judaism, Christianity and Islam
The MAS provides insight into the tradition of making pilgrimages. Jews, Christians and Muslims feel strongly connected to their holy places. Pilgrims make a long journey in order to feel the power of God there. The exhibition follows their journey, from their departure to their visit of the shrine and their return home. What makes places such as Jerusalem, Rome or Mecca so special? Why do people visit the resting place of saints or rabbis? As you discover the exhibition, travel with the pilgrims and relive their feelings of hope, ecstasy and purification.
Many cultural events are planned in the city to accompany the exhibition. Why not attend a concert by Graindelavoix, or the performance of Jerusalem by the Berlin theater company? Take part in the walks or special events allowing you to discover Antwerp’s finest churches, synagogues and mosques. Or enjoy the smaller exhibitions at the Museum Plantin-Moretus, the Monumental Churches of Antwerp and Ruusbroec society (Ruusbroecgenootschap) research center.
MAS 19.09.2014 - 18.01.2015