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Museum of the Bible to Host Two-Day Symposium: ‘Performing the Bible: Christian Drama and the Arts’

Published: Mar 19, 2018

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Lectures to Examine the History and Impact of Performance on Christian Tradition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Museum of the Bible will present “Performing the Bible: Christian Drama and the Arts,” a two-day symposium at Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. on March 22 – 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The two-day symposium will feature distinguished art, theater, music and literary scholars from around the world to discuss themes of performance in Christianity, from the early Church to the modern era, from the East to the West. Speakers will explore the meaning of sacred drama and analyze specific rituals, performances and dramatic practices that have developed throughout the history of the Church.

The event will also highlight how the dramatic presentation of the sacred is common in liturgy, reading, devotion and preaching, and how it can be seen as true theatrical performance. The symposium is interdisciplinary and open to the public, from experts in the arts to those simply curious to explore how Christian tradition has been expressed through the arts.

WHAT: “Performing the Bible: Christian Drama and the Arts Symposium” Two-Day Lecture Event

WHERE: Museum of the Bible, 400 4th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

WHEN: Thursday and Friday, March 22-23, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Museum of the Bible

TICKETS: Tickets are $150 for general admission and $100 for museum members and include coffee, lunch and refreshments. Tickets for this event are available here. 

Museum of the Bible opened to the public November 2017. Timed tickets to the 430,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art museum are available for both general admission and group reservations. Tickets are required for entry, are limited, and are available at: www.museumofthebible.org/tickets

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About Museum of the Bible

Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the Bible. Making its grand opening to the public in November 2017, Museum of the Bible’s 430,000-square-foot building is located just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Museum of the Bible aims to be among the most technologically advanced and engaging museums in the world. With over 1 billion impressions, Museum of the Bible is the highest profile museum in the country and holds the largest assembly of biblical artifacts and texts in the world.

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