Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Closed Museum of Biblical Art will live on in upcoming exhibition

By Ernest Disney-Britton
Work drawn from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection – a component of the Fundación Cisneros which was founded to enhance the appreciation of art from Latin America.
NEW YORK---This summer, Manhattan's Museum of Biblical Art will close its doors permanently but projects it inspired will continue. One of those projects is the exhibition "Power and Piety: Spanish Colonial Art from the Patricia Cisneros Collection," which was planned to launch a national tour in New York City later this year.  As a result of the closing, Art Services International will now  premiere the exhibition at the Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida in March of 2016. The exhibition will then tour nationally through 2018. The Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) is an independent non-profit arts institution whose mission has been to examine the Bible's influence on the Western visual tradition, and on artists from the historical past to the present day.