Old & New Testaments: Exhibiting Biblical Art in the Age of Spectacle
Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The continued relevance of religious subject matter in modern art proves that modernity is not always marked by secularity. Sarah Schaefer, co-curator of Sacred Visions: Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection, Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University, and Whitney Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, looks at the past two centuries – from World’s Fairs with their Holy Land reconstructions, to the evolution of the modern gallery – to examine the relationship between biblical representation and diverse modes of display.