WASHINGTON — Museum of the Bible will close four of its special winter/spring exhibitions on April 29, 2018 and one on July 8th. The closures comes as Museum of the Bible prepares to launch four new temporary exhibits for the summer of 2018.
“We are incredibly excited about all that we have in store for visitors to the Museum of the Bible this summer,” says Dr. Jeffrey Kloha, Vice President of Curatorial at Museum of the Bible. “The first temporary exhibits at the museum have been very well received, with beautiful art, unique artifacts, and stories of the Bible’s impact on music. These exhibits are closing on April 29, so we hope that people can visit before they return to their home museums and collections throughout the world.
“It is part of the vision for this institution that its exhibits would continuously change and update, so that we can share more stories of the Bible’s history and impact throughout the world. There is always something new for everyone, whether it’s their first or fiftieth time walking through our doors. This is our first opportunity since our launch in November to make good on that vision, and it has been exciting as we plan these new exhibitions,” adds Kloha.
The exhibitions closing on April 29 include the following:
- In the Valley of David and Goliath, Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem
- Explore artifacts from an archeological site in the Elah Valley, the region where David defeated Goliath.
- Amazing Grace: How Sweet the Sound
- Discover the captivating and often harrowing life of former slave-trader turned abolitionist, John Newton, and trace the journey of his famous hymn, “Amazing Grace,” as it reached depths far beyond what he ever imagined.
- The Living Dead: Ecclesiastes Through Art
- Visitors are invited to explore the main themes from the book of Ecclesiastes through the visual aid of celebrated European artwork spanning from the 16th to the 18th century.
- The Art of the Gospels by Makoto Fujimura
- Visitors can explore this contemporary art exhibit highlighting the work of Makoto Fujimura, one of the world’s greatest living abstract painters, as he revisits the legacy of “illumination” and explores the Bible as a source of creative inspiration and co-creation.
The exhibition closing on July 8:
- Stations of the Cross by Gib Singleton — Featuring the magnificent work of renowned sculptor Gib Singleton, this experience portrays fourteen stages in the last hours of Jesus’s life.
Museum of the Bible will launch the following summer of 2018 exhibitions:
- June 2018
Upcoming Exhibit from the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Presented by the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, this new exhibition explores the story of the Romans and the Jewish people in the first century, from the greatest political events to the daily life of ordinary people, through the material they left behind.
- July 1, 2018
Noblewomen and the Bible: Seven Stories from the House of Stolberg
Visitors will discover the eight-hundred-year history of the House of Stolberg, one of Germany’s oldest dynasties, through the lives of seven women: countesses, princesses, abbesses, and a queen. Artifacts on display explore their times, families, and faiths, and how the Bible played a role in their lives.
- July 1, 2018
Sacred Drama: Performing the Bible in Renaissance Florence
Presented by Museum of the Bible, Sacred Drama illustrates the phenomenon of theatrical performance of the Bible that flourished in Florence, Italy, during the Renaissance era (15th–16th centuries). The exhibition highlights the artwork, theatrical machinery, music and texts used in sacred dramas to morally educate the future citizens of Florence.
- August 5, 2018
Pilgrim Preacher: Billy Graham, the Bible, and the Challenges of the Modern World
Presented by Museum of the Bible, this exhibition examines Billy Graham’s use of the Bible as an internationally-known religious figure through rare artifacts, photographs and video footage.
Timed tickets to the 430,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. are available for both general admission and group reservations. Tickets are required for entry, are limited, and are available at: www.museumofthebible.org/tickets
About Museum of the Bible
Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the Bible. Making its grand opening to the public in November 2017, Museum of the Bible’s 430,000-square-foot building is located just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. With over one billion impressions, Museum of the Bible is among the highest profile museums in the country and holds the largest assembly of biblical artifacts and texts in the world.