Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Catholic museum in Ohio also preserves Jewish art and history

By Ernest Disney-Britton
Crucifix from Bardstown, Kentucky in the collection of the Jubilee Museum
OHIO---The Jubilee Museum & Catholic Cultural Center in Columbus, Ohio was established in 1998 by Fr. Kevin F. Lutz. Its purpose is to preserve the Catholic mind and memory as it is represented in art. While the museum embraces liturgical art and secondarily any art that in some way tells the story directly or indirectly of Christ, Mary, the saints, and the history of the Catholic Church, it is now expanding to offer temporary art exhibits such as Sacred Art Pilgrim and the work of Jewish artist Alfred Tibor. The museum is ecumenical in its approach to Christian art but also holds in high esteem the Jewish faith and preserves a significant collection of Jewish art and history.

The Jubilee Museum & Catholic Cultural Center: “Celebration of Life: The Sculptural Work of Alfred Tibor,” 57 South Grubb Street, Columbus, OH; (614) 600-0054; jubilee museum.org