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April 16

Hildreth Meière Altarpiece Among Fox News Highlights

Fox News' Lauren Green visits MOBIA for her story on Thomas Jefferson's Bible. Check out Hildreth Meière's altarpiece for St. John's Grace Episcopal Church, and other mosaic designs, starting at the 2:25 mark. There's also a nice close up of an image from our Doré Bible at 2:53. Visit Fox News to see the video in its entirety.

April 16

The Classicist Blog Highlights Hildreth Meière and Walls Speak

Hildreth Meière is the focus of a post on The Institute of Classical Art & Architecture's Classicist Blog.

March 27

Soldiers’ Bibles featured on New York 1 News

Curator Liana Lupas and Col. Jim Puchy talk to New York 1 News reporter Shazia Khan about the Bibles on exhibit in Finding Comfort in Difficult Times. Click here to watch.

February 01

Special Collection of Soldiers’ Bibles the Subject of New Exhibition at MOBIA

Finding Comfort in Difficult Times: A Selection of Soldiers’ Bibles features 36 extraordinary Bibles published for enlisted servicemen over the past 150 years. The exhibit opens to the public on February 3, 2012. Read the press release (PDF) for more information on this fascinating show.

January 30

Read about “prolific” Art Deco artist Hildreth Meière in today’s Wall Street Journal.

Read the Wall Street Journal’s terrific profile of Art Deco artist Hildreth Meière, the subject of our new exhibition Walls Speak, opening to the public this Friday, February 3rd.

January 11

Coming Up @ MOBIA: Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière

This exhibition presents the liturgical work of Hildreth Meière (1892-1961), who was one of the best known and most prolific Art Deco muralists of the twentieth century. Read the press release (PDF) for more information on this fascinating exhibition.

 

December 08

Museum of Biblical Art Launches Year-End Giving Challenge

Read a letter (PDF) from MOBIA Executive Director, Dr. Ena Heller, for more information on how you can help support our mission and extend MOBIA’s impact into 2012 and beyond.

November 17

NEA Grant to Fund African-American Biblical Imagery Exhibit at MOBIA

MOBIA is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $21,000 planning grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the exhibition Ashe to Amen: African-Americans and Biblical Imagery. Set to debut during African-American History Month, in February 2013, the exhibit will feature artists who have been inspired by the biblical narrative and will highlight art forms of the spoken, poetic and sung word. For more information, read the press release (PDF) on the announcement.

October 21

The Book of Life Exhibit Debuts October 28, 2011

Family Bibles of the 18th & 19th centuries the subject of the next rare Bible exhibition at MOBIA. Read the press release for more information.
The Book of Life: Family Bibles in America the focus of a new exhibit of rare scriptures at MOBIA. Click here to read the press release.

October 11

MOBIA Curators Discuss On Eagles’ Wings on The Leonard Lopate Show, Oct. 7

Hear MOBIA curators Tricia Pongracz and Liana Lupas discuss the King James Bible exhibit on The Leonard Lopate Show.

 

October 03

MOBIA Announces New Fall Exhibition

Czech-born Israeli topographical artist Ludwig Blum featured in new MOBIA exhibit Jerusalem and the Holy Land: The Paintings of Ludwig Blum (1891 - 1974). Read the press release for more information on this acclaimed show.

September 07

Remembering 9/11

As we reflect on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, read about Tobi Kahn’s Embodied Light installation at the Education Alliance. Kahn, whose work was featured in MOBIA’s Sacred Spaces exhibit in 2009/2010, created a place for reflection using Blocks of Remembrance adorned by New Yorkers. Our own Dr. Ena Heller inscribed one of the 220 blocks representing the 220 stories of the WTC buildings. Read about the show in The Jewish Week.

 

August 24

Guideposts reviews On Eagles’ Wings

Guideposts magazine reviews On Eagles’ Wings and gives Curator Liana Lupas a very special compliment!

August 16

Art Daily.org Highlights On Eagles’ Wings

Today’s edition of the online art newspaper ArtDaily.org features a lovely picture of our “chained” Bible!

August 15

A Journey through NYC Religions Features On Eagles’ Wings

On Eagles’ Wings featured in A Journey through NYC Religions, a web magazine that explores religion in New York City. Click here to read more.

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