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April 04

The Enduring Power of an Icon: Passion in Venice Reviewed in The New York Times

Read Ken Johnson’s stellar review of Passion in Venice here.

March 24

Purchase Your Tickets for MOBIA’s First Gala Dinner Today!

The Museum of Biblical Art will honor founding Trustee William F. Baker, President Emeritus, WNET/Channel 13, with the first MOBIA Visionary Award for his creative leadership in the world of art and religion. Join Honorary Co-Chairs Philippe de Montebello and Bill Moyers at MOBIA for a very special celebration on Monday, May 2, 2011. This memorable evening will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 8:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets to the gala, please click here.

March 24

MOBIA Chosen as a “Cultural Gem” by The Westside Spirit

The Westside Spirit selects MOBIA as one of the West side’s cultural treasures in this week’s edition.

March 08

The Huffington Post Covers Passion in Venice

Excellent article by Matthew Milliner in today’s Huffington Post comparing Passion in Venice with Gagosian Gallery’s Sacrilegio. Read it here.

February 17

Passion in Venice Featured on WNYC

Curators Bill Barcham and Catherine Puglisi were interviewed on The Leonard Lopate Show on 2/16/2011. Listen to the full interview here.

February 15

Save the Date: MOBIA’s First Gala Dinner, May 2, 2011

The Museum of Biblical Art will honor founding Trustee William F. Baker, President Emeritus, WNET/Channel 13, with the first MOBIA Visionary Award for his creative leadership in the world of art and religion. Join Honorary Co-Chairs Philippe de Montebello and Bill Moyers at MOBIA for a very special celebration on Monday, May 2, 2011. This memorable evening will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 8:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets to the gala, please click here.

For more information, please call 347-638-8780 or email gala@mobia.org.

February 10

MOBIA Announces New Hours

MOBIA is pleased to announce that starting Friday, February 11, 2011, the museum will be open six days a week. The new hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. MOBIA will continue to be closed on Mondays.

January 31

The New Yorker Lists Passion in Venice

Passion in Venice highlighted in this week’s New Yorker.

January 07

MOBIA in The Huffington Post!

Matthew Milliner mentions MOBIA and The Wanderer in his article on religion in contemporary art. Visit The Huffington Post for more.

January 05

Art That Stirs the Soul: Tobi Kahn featured in The New York Times

Tobi Kahn, whose work was featured in Sacred Spaces for the 21st Century, a solo exhibition at MOBIA last year, eases end-of-life suffering through the beauty of art. Visit the NY Times’ website to read more about Tobi Kahn and his distinctive work.

December 20

MOBIA Closing Dates

The Museum of Biblical Art will be closed for the holidays on December 24, 25, and 31, as well as January 1, 2011.

November 03

Dr. Ena Heller Honored with 2010 Religion and the Arts Award

MOBIA Executive Director Dr. Ena Heller was honored this weekend with the 2010 Religion and the Arts Award given by the American Academy of Religion at their Annual Conference in Atlanta. The Religion and the Arts Award, established in 2007, is presented to an artist, performer, critic, curator, or scholar who has made a recent significant contribution to the understanding of the relations among the arts and religions, both for the academy and the broader public. Read the press release (pdf) for more information.

October 18

Dr. Ena Heller interviewed live tonight on New York Nightly News!

Watch New York Nightly News tonight at 7 p.m. for Chuck Scarborough’s live interview with MOBIA Executive Director Dr. Ena Heller. They’ll chat about the exhibition The Wanderer: Foreign Landscapes of Enrique Martínez Celaya and the companion display at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Visit New York NonStop’s website for station listings.

October 17

The Wanderer Featured in Recent SundayArts News Segment

Channel 13 SundayArts News host Christina Ha visited MOBIA recently to tape a segment on our current exhibit, The Wanderer: Foreign Landscapes of Enrique Martínez Celaya.  Click here to view the brief video.

September 10

MOBIA Hosts Preview of Mataano Spring 2011 Collection

Fashion Week kicks off its first season in Lincoln Center tomorrow and MOBIA is proud to play host to the launch of Mataano’s Spring 2011 collection. Drop by the museum between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 for a preview of this exciting line of East African- and American-inspired designs.

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