Thursday, October 22, 2015

New York says farewell to the building that once housed the Museum of Biblical Art

By David W. Dunlap
The building at 1865 Broadway, which housed the headquarters of the American Bible Society for 49 years, will soon be demolished and replaced with an apartment tower. Credit Yana Paskova for The New York Times
NEW YORK---Soon, 1865 Broadway will be gone, after only 49 years. An incongruously delicate entrance pavilion, by Fox & Fowle Architects, was added in 1997. That year, an art gallery opened in the building that expanded in 2005 to become the Museum of Biblical Art. With the departure of the American Bible Society, however, the museum had to close this year, despite having attracted record crowds for a show of sculpture from the age of Donatello. [link]