About this Event
1900 W MacArthur St, Shawnee, OK 74804https://www.mgmoa.org/messiah-christ-in-art/
This limited-time exhibit is a part of the MGMoA's permanent collection, curated to explore the different ways that Christ is depicted in art through the ages. The free-to-the-public gallery talk and reception for this exhibit is Friday, January 20th at 7 pm, featuring Curator of Collections Daylanna Trim.
Messiah: Christ in Art features art from the museum’s permanent collection exploring how Christ's depiction changes depending upon the time period and culture. From an African style crucifix to a Spanish Colonial retablo to a print of a Cowboy nativity, this exhibit will explore many styles, mediums, and cultures.
"I love the variety in the exhibit," said Curator of Collections, Delaynna Trim. “The different depictions of Christ from a baby in the Nativity and in Madonna and Child pieces, to an adult in the crucifixion and resurrection, show the different aspects of his life. While the different styles and mediums also change how we look at these pieces.”
This is the latest in a series of holiday exhibits at the MGMoA. The first was Saints and Sinners in 2016, continued with Saints and Sinners II: Prints from the 16th through the 20th centuries, Biblical Stories Reimagined in 2019, Blessed Virgin: Images of the Virgin Mary, and Sancta Familia: Images of the Holy Family from Medieval Through Modern last year.
For the Holidays, the Museum will only be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day, in addition to normally being closed on Mondays.
The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located at 1900 W. MacArthur St. in Shawnee. The museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 pm on Sundays. The museum is funded in part by the Avedis Foundation, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and Allied Arts. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors age 65 or older, $3 for students and children ages 6 to 17, and free for children age 5 and younger. Visit www.mgmoa.org for more information. For accommodations on the basis of disability or more information, call the museum at (405) 878-5300.
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