On Sunday, December 8, the DC Patrons held a local event with a VIP Tour of the Bible Museum in Washington, DC.

The tour was highlighted with the unveiling of a sculpture created by Timothy Schmalz entitled “Silent Night”. Tim focuses on religious figures and also has many public pieces. One was recently installed at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and another at St. Matthew’s Basilica in Washington, DC.

The tour continued with a visit to the exhibit Inventors of the Alphabets from the Vatican Library. This is the first time they have been displayed outside the Vatican Walls.

Our next stop was The Tapestry of Light: Intersection of Illumination. This exhibit shows a contemporary glow-in-the-dark tapestry of epic scale using the Book of Revelation for inspiration. This unusual work of art was created by artist Dr. Irene Barberis over a period of 20 years.

A new exhibit is The Picture Books of the Past, a collection of paintings from the 14th to 19th century. The medieval Church used pictures as a tool to convey Bible stories. The curator did an outstanding job of pointing out key images enabling the viewer to “read” and understand the paintings.

Following a brief coffee break, our day concluded with a visit to Washington Revelations, an exciting 4 minute “flight” through the Nation’s capital pointing out the Bible’s influence on American Culture.

The Bible Museum is located at 400 4th Street, SW, and welcomes all denominations and all who believe in the Bible.

Please see the Bible Museum Image Gallery for pictures of our wonderful tour.

Posted on December 17, 2019