Today is Purim, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, the prime minister of the ancient Persian Empire. Purim is one of the most festive holidays on the Jewish calendar, with celebrations that include food, drink, and costumes. This painting depicts the biblical story of Esther’s effort to save the Jewish people from destruction.
From a 19th Century image of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives to an iconic Biblical image, Sacred Visions gives the Dahesh Museum’s collection a much needed temporary presence in NYC. The museum, which closed its physical space in 2007, was the only one dedicated to so called Academic art. Sacred Visions melds items from their collection with rare bibles from MOBIA’s collection on the Upper West Side, through February.
Naomi Reis in Back to Eden at The Museum of Biblical Art
Back to Eden Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden
The Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway at 61st Street New York, NY 10023
Lynn Aldrich, Anonda Bell, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Sean Capone, Mat Collishaw, Jim Dine, Mark Dion, Barnaby Furnas, Adam Fuss, Rona Pondick, Lina Puerta, Naomi Reis, Pipilotti Rist, Alexis Rockman, Dana Sherwood, Mary Temple, Fred Tomaselli, Marina Zurkow
This small sculpture depicts the biblical figure of David standing over the head of the giant warrior Goliath, whom he vanquished. Discover more about this artwork and the artist who created it during our next Spotlight Gallery Conversation on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Attributed to Giovanni d’Ambrogio, “Archangel Gabriel of the Annunciation” and “Virgin Mary of the Annunciation” (both late 14th century), marble at the Museum of Biblical Art’s ‘Sculpture in the Age of Donatello’
Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedralopens 20 February 2015 at the Museum of Biblical Art, New York. Twenty-three early Florentine Renaissance sculptures—most never seen outside Italy—will be exhibited as the centerpiece of the Museum’s tenth anniversary season. MOBIA will be the sole venue for this exhibition of works created as components of larger programs for the exterior and interior of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo) from around 1400 until 1450. Sculpture in the Age of Donatello brings together objects made for the same location by artists who knew and competed with each other. On view through 14 June 2015.