Official description: The vibrant and complex life of the Eastern Mediterranean during a time of reinvention and renewal is the subject of a major new exhibition at the Onassis Cultural Center in Midtown Manhattan. On view from December 7, 2011 through May 14, 2012, Transition to Christianity: Art of Late Antiquity, 3rd – 7th Century A.D. brought together more than 170 exceptional objects on loan from Greek museums, as well as museums in Cyprus and the United States. Incorporating many outstanding works of art that had never before been seen outside Greece, as well as recently discovered works that are being exhibited for the first time anywhere, Transition to Christianity reveals a period of extraordinary and perhaps unexpected creativity in the Greek world of Late Antiquity.
Lazaridou, Anastasia. Transition to Christianity: Art of Late Antiquity, 3rd – 7th Century AD. New York: Onassis Foundation, 2012. [Open Access. You can find a physical copy on Consort.]