Public Programs

Visit MOBIA Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway at 61st Street
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 408-1500
Hours & Admission

All programs are free. Registration is suggested but not required. For more information or to register, please call (212) 408-1500 or email

Artist Talk

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hunter Barnes is a photographer who focuses his artistic gaze on the faces of proud groups of people who are consistently misrepresented in the modern American narrative. At MOBIA he will speak about his project and book, A Testimony of Serpent Handling, and share images and personal stories from his time spent in West Virginia. “I was invited by the families and congregation of my friend’s Serpent Handling churches in West Virginia to live and document their lives. The people in these photographs took me in as one of their own. I was shown a way of life sometimes unseen and able to share their story.” – Hunter Barnes

For more information about Hunter Barnes and his photograph, visit his website:

Curator and Conservator Tour: Object of Devotion

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Join Liana Lupas, Ph.D., Curator of the Rare Bible Collection at MOBIA, and Clare Manias, Conservator, as they discuss the rare bibles and Books of Hours on view during Object of Devotion: Medieval English Albaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Gallery Lecture: Griff Mann, Ph.D., discusses Object of Devotion

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Join C. Griffith Mann, Ph.D., the Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as he discusses the works on view in Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Film Screening: A Man For All Seasons (1966)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

When Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) seeks approval from the English aristocracy to divorce his wife and marry commoner Anne Boleyn, Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) finds himself caught between a murderous king and the powerful Roman Catholic Church. Richly crafted with a fine supporting cast, director Fred Zinnemann's period drama swept the 1966 Oscars, winning six golden statuettes, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.

Highlights Tours

Each Saturday and Sunday

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

During Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum:

March 8 and 9
March 15 and 16
March 22 and 23
March 29 and 30
April 5 and 6
April 12 and 13
April 19 and 20
April 26 and 27
May 3 and 4
May 10 and 11
May 17 and 18
May 24 and 25
May 31 and June 1
June 7 and 8