Not for Iconoclasts

The Museum of Biblical Art

I admire religious art, but like most people my ideas about what makes art religious are pretty conventional. I love Fra Angelico and El Greco, but until recently I would be hard pressed to name an artist who tackles religious subjects who is not dead.

My recent visits to the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) have changed that. MOBIA, which opened last May in Manhattan, currently features an exhibition of contemporary painters, sculptors, and...

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About the Author

Maurice Timothy Reidy is a former associate editor of Commonweal.