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Museum of Biblical Art

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Address: 1865 Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-7503
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
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The Museum of Biblical Art is a smaller museum just south of Lincoln Center at Columbus Circle. It has a nice cafe area downstairs and a modest exhibit area on the second... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 April 2015
Chesterland, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

It's a far cry from a museum. It's housed in the American Bible Society's offices. It's basically a themed art show case. I did enjoy the gallery and artist who made it possible but calling it a museum really made it disappointing.

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Kew Gardens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

I've seen several wonderful exhibits here, and was saddened to learn it will close in June. I'm surprised that I haven't seen anything about it in the media. Perhaps someone would have intervened to save it if the closing had gotten coverage. I don't know if the extremely low admission fee was a factor in its demise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

This small venue is wonderfully staged. It is well worth a visit. It has a small gift shop. The staff is enthusiastic and helpful. It is a rather calming environment but does not have a sit and hang out space in the exhibit area. There is a cafe available. There are stairs and an elevator. You are allowed to take... More 

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Chesterland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

The Museum of Biblical Art is a smaller museum just south of Lincoln Center at Columbus Circle. It has a nice cafe area downstairs and a modest exhibit area on the second floor. You don't have to be religious, or of any particular religious persuasion to enjoy the art - Biblical images have dominated art for millennia (e.g. Adam &... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

Luckily I have free admission here through my membership at another NARM (North American Reciprocal Museums) museum. I don't know if the museum is normally free, but I attended a special exhibit (Donatello sculpture) and it would otherwise have cost $12, which is a bit steep for a small space. Excellently curated with good signage and a nice, airy space.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

What a delight! What an inspiration currently on display at the new exhibition of Renaissance treasurers by Donatello, Nanni di Banco, Filippo Brunelleschi at the Museum of Biblical Art. This exhibition, consisting of twenty-three masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance Sculpture is an absolute stunner of Biblical proportions. It is an accomplishment by the Museum's curators. The positioning, the lighting, the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

An excellent exhibition of sculpture from Florence Cathedral. This museum usually has free exibitions, but this is a $12 fee. Worth the price to see these fabulous sculpures. Try and attend when there are not a whole horde of young art students blocking the exibits sketching. The museum really should set aside a separate time for this to happen. Also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

Using the Mobile City Guide for New York City (by Tripadvisor), we found and learned about the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) while checking out attractions around Columbus Circle prior to a late lunch we had scheduled in the area. As MOBIA was close by, we decided to give it a quick visit to see what exhibitions they had on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

I've been to MOBIA 4 times now and all of the exhibits have been top notch. They regularly bring in exhibits that have old master prints or paintings and those are my favorites.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

The exhibition when we visited was contemporary art takes on the Adam and Eve story. Some really cool and thoughtful stuff. It is a small place - one multimedia room and a large gallery plus a few pieces in the hall. Nice spot, and very convenient - very close to Central Park.

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