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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.

August 03

On Eagles’ Wings reviewed in The Wall Street Journal

Barrymore Scherer summarizes the fascinating history of the King James Bible in “Four Centuries of Love and Suffering for the Word.”

July 25

American Spirit Highlights On Eagles’ Wings

Bill Hudgin’s article tracing the origins of family Bibles in America highlights On Eagles’ Wings. Click here (PDF) to read the article in the summer issue of American Spirit magazine.

July 20

Examiner.com Takes a Close Look at the King James Bible

Examiner.com‘s Jennifer Eberhart discusses the evolution of the King James Bible in her review of On Eagles’ Wings.

July 12

On Eagles’ Wings in The National Review

The National Review calls On Eagles’ Wings “utterly fascinating.” Visit the their website to read Mike Potemra’s insightful commentary.

May 17

New York Nightly News features Ena Heller discussing Passion in Venice

MOBIA’s Dr. Ena Heller sat down for an interview with New York Nightly News’ Chuck Scarborough to discuss the Passion in Venice exhibition on May 16. Click here to see the full interview.

May 06

MOBIA’s First Gala Event Raises Over $100k for Exhibitions and Programs

The Museum of Biblical Art’s first-ever gala award dinner raised $110,000 last Monday night, directly benefiting the Museum’s exhibitions and programs and making the evening a resounding success. The event was held May 2nd, in the American Bible Society building where MOBIA founding trustee William F. Baker was celebrated with the Museum’s first Visionary Award. Honorary co-chair Bill Moyers gave a stirring speech honoring Bill Baker’s many accomplishments in public broadcasting, business and education, and as a community leader and family man. Metropolitan Museum of Art Director Emeritus and gala co-chair Philippe de Montebello was also on hand to show his support and convey his thoughts on Bill Baker’s numerous contributions to New York City’s cultural landscape.

MOBIA Board Chair and gala host Roberta Green Ahmanson presided over the affair attended by approximately 200 guests, including Councilwoman Gale Brewer; Judith Moyers; His Eminence Archbishop Dimitrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America; artist and IAM founder Makoto Fujimura; and Most Reverend Octavio Cisneros. MOBIA employed a special decorative technique to adorn the 20 round dining tables in the brightly lit hall—original artwork on loan from artists and friends with a special connection to the Museum, including miniature sculptures, paintings, and mixed-media pieces. Mrs. Ahmanson presented Bill Baker with the MOBIA Visionary Award—a unique, hand-made book created by New York City artist Dean Ebben—and an auction of donated artwork raised $17,000.  The evening ended with guests receiving commemorative gifts bags that included a catalog from MOBIA exhibitions, current and past.

The Museum of Biblical Art extends a sincere “thank you” to the American Bible Society, the Board of Trustees, Schneider’s Selections, Juilliard musicians Aleisha and Amanda Verner, Martello Media, the gala committee, MOBIA staff, friends, volunteers, and business partners for their generous support. Thank you for making our first gala event a success!

Visit MOBIA’s Flickr page to view a selection of images from this memorable evening.

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