New York—As part of a national, five-city campaign, Museum of the Bible will tour replicas of its Gutenberg Gates in New York City this weekend. Made to the scale of the grand structures flanking the entryway of the forthcoming D.C. museum, the replica gates will be erected in Times Square on Friday through Sunday before moving on to the National Mall in Washington. The gates bear the passages of Genesis 1:1-31 in Latin, as found in the Gutenberg Bible, the first major book printed using moveable metal type. While the touring gates were constructed using truss, plywood, truss wrap, exterior vinyl and a lightweight brick façade, the Gutenberg Gates at Museum of the Bible are made of bronze and are the largest panels of their kind in the world. Artist Larry Kirkland was commissioned to create the entrance gates that will greet museum guests when Museum of the Bible opens Nov. 17, 2017.
What: The Museum of the Bible’s national tour of Gutenberg Gates in TIMES SQUARE
7th Ave & W 43rd St
New York, NY 10036
Media Showing: Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
General Public Showing: The Gutenberg Gates will be in place starting Friday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. ET – Sunday, Nov. 5 at 10 p.m. ET. Brand Ambassadors will be on-site daily from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
On-Site Spokesperson: Jeremy Burton, Director of Communications at Museum of the Bible
Rendering of Gutenberg Gates: To download a rendering of the Gutenberg Gates, click here. (Caption: Artist rendering of the bronze Gutenberg Gates of Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.)
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. In 2017, Museum of the Bible, which aims to be the most technologically advanced museum in the world, will open its 430,000-square-foot nonprofit museum just three blocks from the Capitol in Washington, D.C. A digital fly-through of the Museum is viewable here. A 360-degree hardhat tour of the museum is available here.