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October 03

6:30pm
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Lecture: Old and New Testaments: Exhibiting Biblical Art in the Age of Spectacle

The continued relevance of religious subject matter in modern art proves that modernity is not always marked by secularity. Sarah Schaefer, co-curator of Sacred Visions: Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection, Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University, and Whitney Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, looks at the past two centuries – from World’s Fairs with their Holy Land reconstructions, to the evolution of the modern galleryto examine the relationship between biblical representation and diverse modes of display.

*Please note:  this program takes place at the Dahesh Museum of Art Gift Shop, 145 Sixth Avenue, at Dominick Street, New York, NY 10013

October 19

2:00pm

Highlights Tour

MOBIA staff members introduce visitors to current exhibitions through rich stories and interesting details in works of art on view.

October 20

2:00pm

Highlights Tour

MOBIA staff members introduce visitors to current exhibitions through rich stories and interesting details in works of art on view.

October 26

2:00pm

Highlights Tour

MOBIA staff members introduce visitors to current exhibitions through rich stories and interesting details in works of art on view.

October 27

2:00pm

Highlights Tour

MOBIA staff members introduce visitors to current exhibitions through rich stories and interesting details in works of art on view.

October 29

2:00pm

Verbal Imaging and Touch Tour

MOBIA welcomes visitors who are blind or partially sighted to participate in a program organized in collaboration with Art Education for the Blind for Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month.  A museum educator will lead a verbal imaging tour of the current exhibition, Sacred Visions:  Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection.  Following the exhibition tour, a curator, educator, and conservator will share several books from the Rare Bible Collection through a special touch tour.  Objects include a Braille Bible that once belonged to Helen Keller and a Bible with raised letters, an early experimental method of printing for the blind.   

Free; registration is suggested but not required. For further information, please call (212) 408-8703 or email jkalter@mobia.org.

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New York, NY 10023
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