The Art of Illustration: Columbia’s Cover StoryThe Knights of Columbus Museum has within its permanent collection more than 200 original studies created for use as covers of Columbia magazine. A new exhibition, The Art of Illustration: Columbia's Cover Story, highlights 64 of these works which were featured on the magazine’s cover from the 1930s to the 1980s. More
Mission of Faith: America’s Catholic HeritageCatholicism was introduced in the Western Hemisphere more than 500 years ago. Mission of Faith: The Coming of the Gospel to America recalls the labors of missionary men and women who sewed seeds of faith in throughout North America. More
Answering the Call: Service & Charity in the Civil War
To mark the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War’s end, the Knights of Columbus Museum presents Answering the Call, an exhibition profiling various military and civilian support figures during the four-year conflict (1861-1865). The first supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, James T. Mullen, was a sergeant in the 9th Connecticut.
Molding the MadonnaWhen asked how he created the faces for the figures in his Neapolitan crèches, artist Antonio Cantone, volunteered to demonstrate his technique. Through time-lapse photography, his work of sculpting the face of the Virgin Mary was recorded over two and a half hours in the galleries of the Knights of Columbus Museum Nov. 20, 2014. Cantone’s work is on display in the Museum’s Buon Natale: Crèches of Italy exhibition through Feb. 1, 2015.
Joy to the World: Crèches of Central EuropeThe museum’s 11th annual Christmas exhibition will feature 76 Nativity scenes from the central European nations of Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. Additionally, the museum’s own collection of crèches from around the world will be on display, including its recent acquisition, a modern Neapolitan diorama. Joy to the World: Crèches of Central Europe | In the News | Our 2014 Crèches Exhibit | Video
15th Annual Christmas Tree Festival
The Museum's 15th annual Christmas Tree Festival produced the most colorful and creative decorations in event history. Students from 24 schools across the state trimmed their trees with handmade ornaments featuring the customs and heritage of Christmas in central Europe.