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Museum of Biblical Art - CLOSED

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Save a Trip to Florence and See the Donatellos

The Museum of Biblical Art is a smaller museum just south of Lincoln Center at Columbus Circle. It... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2015
Chesterland, Ohio
Small but Well Done

Luckily I have free admission here through my membership at another NARM (North American Reciprocal... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2015
Annabella G
Newton, MA
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3 Jul 2015
“Misleading Name”
29 May 2015
“So sad it's closing”
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1865 Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-7503
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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.

2  Thank Craig D
Reviewed 29 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...More

1  Thank Pat11415
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...More

1  Thank travaillour
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank Annabella G
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...More

1  Thank JWNewYorkCity
Reviewed 1 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...More

1  Thank ChelseaNicola
Reviewed 5 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,...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 11 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.

Thank GvilleHistoryTours
Reviewed 25 August 2014

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...More

1  Thank brigid_bliss
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