Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NYC's Museum of Biblical Art to close on a high note of appreciation

By Randy Kennedy
The Museum of Biblical Art opened in 2005. Credit Ruby Washington/The New York Time
NEW YORK---Since it opened in 2005 in a modest space at 61st Street and Broadway, the Museum of Biblical Art has been the little museum that could, the home of many highly focused, critically lauded shows that looked at Western art through the lens of the Bible and its legacy in Christian and Jewish tradition. Over the last two months, the museum has been drawing the largest crowds in its history for a curatorial coup, a show of sculpture by Donatello from the Duomo museum in Florence, pieces never before seen in the United States. [link]

Profetino by Donatello (left); and Profetino by Nanno de Banco