• Mary T. Smith, Hallelujah Lady, 1987. Paint on plywood. Collection of Dan and Kristi Cleary. (Photo: David Horan).

  • Installation shot.

  • Installation shot.

  • Installation shot.

Coming Home!

Self-Taught Artists, the Bible, and the American South

May 12–July 24, 2005

Featuring 95 works by 73 artists, Coming Home! explores how the Bible, in the context of evangelical Christianity, has influenced the subject matter, meaning and function of art made by Southern self-taught artists. “Coming Home” refers to God’s kingdom-the New Jerusalem prophesied in the Bible-where Christians hope to live eternal life.

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