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"Anno Domini: Jesus Through the Centuries"
2000-10-07 until 2001-01-07
Provincial Museum of Alberta
Two thousand years after his birth, the life and teachings of Jesus continue to shape our
world, as they have shaped Western civilization for twenty centuries. Whatever one may
personally believe about Jesus, there is no doubt that his influence has been felt around the
globe - in daily life, politics, science, philosophy, art, literature, and music. Anno Domini: Jesus Through the Centuries is a thought-provoking
exploration of the impact of Jesus on people and ideas, on history and culture.
How does one tell the story of a legacy that has been so far-reachingNULL Curator David J. Goa
has spent the last three years working with museums, art galleries, churches and monasteries,
across North America and Europe, to identify over 300 artifacts for the exhibition. He and a
team at the Provincial Museum have created a multi-sensory experience as 'a way into' the
themes and ideas in Jesus Through the Centuries. Inspired by the work of Dr. Jaroslav
Pelikan, one of the foremost historians of Christian thought, Goa has woven a tapestry of
artworks, film, music, words and voices into an exhibition which is not about museum
treasures, but about treasures of the mind and heart.
Each successive epoch, Albert Schweitzer said, found its own thoughts in Jesus... Through
the centuries, the life and teachings of Jesus have been searched for answers to the most
fundamental questions of human existence. The questions men and women have asked of
Jesus and the answers they found in him are threads in this tapestry that illustrate and explore
the heart of two millennia.
This web presentation is designed to offer a glimpse at the highlights of the exhibition and to
assist you in planning a visit to the Provincial Museum of Alberta.