Saturday, May 2, 2015

NYC's "in-between" museum for biblical art is going out of business in June

By Suzanne Vega
NEW YORK---A press release from the Museum of Biblical Art, known as MOBIA, explained that after learning in February that the American Bible Society, which had housed it for a decade, was selling its building and moving to Philadelphia, the museum tried several options but was unable to raise the funds to stay afloat at the new location. “The people who wanted to fund things that have a very religious mission didn’t feel that we did what they wanted. And at the same time, in an increasingly secular culture, our religious subject matter may not have been a fundraising additive. The way the world works now, the in-between has very little support.” The museum will close to the general public on June 14 and cease operations on the 30th.... [link]