Bible Stories

The Museum of Biblical Art Is Not Just a Glorified Sunday School

In the spring of 1997, I was hired by the American Bible Society to open a gallery dedicated to biblical art. I had just received my PhD in medieval art from NYU, and, with student loans coming due, I was (unhappily) working on Wall Street, wondering how I ended up there and when I would be able to get back to the arts.

Then this opportunity came along: the president of the American Bible Society thought an art gallery could...

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Ena Heller is executive director of MOBIA.