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“Art and Religious Art”

Knights of Columbus Museum
Ranked #7 of 65 things to do in New Haven
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Owner description: A journey through history, art & faith.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed 22 April 2014

This museum is a must and is a joy because of their curator.
We visited the Icon show, a real treasure. The museum houses historical beginning and ongoing events of the Knights of Columbus. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Reviewed 21 February 2014

All exhibits are attractively presented and is true for the Russian Icons now on display. The museum is well maintained showcasing a permanent display of the history of the Knights of Columbus. Staff is polite and most helpful. A small gift shop is on-site. Parking is free as is admission; donations gladly accepted.

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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Nestled in an interesting post modernistic building, the Knghts of Columbus Museum is a treasure. Be sure to check out the enormous copper cross at the top of the stairs, a gift from the Vatican. The current exhibit is astounding: centuries of Russian icons. This is the collection of a single individual and it is impressive. The icons themselves are works of art. This was my second visit. On the first there was a free lecture by Marek Czarnecki on the writing of icons. He demonstrated the ancient art of creating icons using historical examples and his own icons in various stages. The museum itself is also free. The other exhibits from the permanent collection were equally interesting and educational. Check out the stand of bamboo in the internal parking area. Visiting on a windy day, my wife and I watched it from the second floor. It waved back and forth in the wind like a horticultural ballet. Close to the Museum, is the Italian section of New Haven with Sally, Frank Pepe's and Abate's pizza restaurants. We chose Abates - no waiting line and the pizza was perfect thin crust New York style pizza. Still dreaming about the escarole white bean pie we shared!

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Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

Many of the galleries not allowed to take pictures. I'm a picture taker, but still lovely pieces. I really enjoyed seeing the two beams from 9/11. Up close like that was interesting. I learned a lot about the Knights of Columbus.

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

We visited this museum to see their Russian Icon exhibit. What a great place. The exhibit was lovely. There were little cards in each room suggesting how to reflectively experience these icons. My only complaint was that, while we were there a busload of people arrived who apparently didn't read the suggestions. They were very noisy in a setting that called for quiet. There was also a nice exhibit on popes which I never expected to enjoy. A very poignant place was a display of two rather twisted steel girders from the 9/11 World Trade Center tragedy. The Icon exhibit is worth the trip -- and everything is free. Can't beat that.

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