New York—As the final stop of a national, five-city tour, this weekend Museum of the Bible will bring 40’ tall replicas of its Gutenberg Gates to the National Mall, less than 400 yards from the Washington Monument. Made to the scale of the grand structures flanking the entryway of the forthcoming D.C. museum, the gates will be erected Friday, Nov. 10 – Sunday, Nov. 12, marking the culmination of the tour and the beginning of the grand opening week for Museum of the Bible. 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 final stop on Museum of the Bible’s national tour of the Gutenberg Gates
Where: National Mall, 12th Street Between Jefferson and Madison Dr.
Media Showing: Friday, Nov.10, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET
On-Site Spokesperson: Jeremy Burton, Spokesperson, Director of Communication at Museum of the Bible is available for interviews. Please call Seth Grutz (424) 341-1912 or email Seth@TheKcompany.co to confirm media opportunity.
General Public Showing: The Gutenberg Gates will be in place starting Friday, Nov. 10-12 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET. Brand Ambassadors will be onsite daily.
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.