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Fort Worthy of Attention

Fellow Penn Stater Walter Shandruk alerts us to a very promising exhibit at Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.

Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art, a landmark exhibition of the earliest works of art illustrating the Old and New Testaments … will be on view from November 18, 2007, to March 30, 2008. … This highly important exhibition draws upon recent research and new discoveries to tell the story of how the earliest Christians first gave visual expression to their religious beliefs.

Shandruk observes: “Among the pieces of art are some of the earliest Christian and ‘magical’ gems depicting the Crucifixion of Jesus, … for the first time brought together in a single exhibit.”

For those of us unlikely to make it to Fort Worth, here’s good news: an exhibit catalogue from Yale University Press — Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art — co-edited by Robin Margaret Jensen, whose other books I have praised fulsomely and often.

3 thoughts on “Fort Worthy of Attention

  1. Just a heads up, and feel free to delete this comment afterwards, but Walter Shandruk is now studying at the University of Chicago.

  2. That’s OK. We Penn Staters are very forgiving.

  3. Dear Mike,

    Thanks for the post and link.

    Fort Worth of Attention, do you live in Fort Worth? I was born and raised there.

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