The Kimbell organizes "Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art"

The Kimbell-organized exhibition Picturing the Bible explored the emergence of Christianity with over 100 of the most important Christian works of the third through fifth centuries. These artworks are extremely rare, and the exhibition included a number of precious objects preserved for centuries in churches in Italy that had never before been allowed to travel. Due to the difficulty of securing such treasured loans, the Kimbell was the only venue for these critically important and intellectually exceptional works.

Caption: Ivory Plaque with Pilate Washing His Hands, Christ Bearing the Cross, and Peter Denying Christ, Rome, c. 420–30, from the “Maskell ivories.” © The Trustees of the British Art Museum, London

Tuesday, November 6, 2007