Learn more about various past exhibits presented by Museum of the Bible.
With a Mighty Hand: The Art and History of the Passover Haggadah
Passover is a time of remembrance and celebration. Experience this rich tradition through a selection of the most beautifully illuminated Haggadot from the past 500 years.
The Tapestry of Light: Intersections of Illumination
The book of Revelation in the Christian Bible has been a fascinating source of inspiration for artists. See the imagery of the Apocalypse reinterpreted by artist Dr. Irene Barberis in a contemporary, glow-in-the-dark tapestry of epic scale.
A Fence Around the Torah: Unveiling an Iconic Jewish Bible
Hidden away for 1,000 years, the text of the Washington Pentateuch is the foundation of almost every Bible today. This ancient Hebrew Bible will be unveiled to the public for the first time in this special exhibition.
The Slave Bible: Let the Story Be Told
Discover the disturbing story of British missionaries’ use of the Slave Bible among enslaved Africans in the Caribbean. Learn more about the past exhibit
The Wiedmann Bible
Discover the work of German artist Willy Wiedmann, who spent 16 years creating the world’s longest illustrated Bible. Learn more about the past exhibit
Jerusalem and Rome: Cultures in Context in the First Century CE
Brought to Museum of the Bible by the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, this exhibition tells the story of the first century CE from the greatest political events of the century down to the daily life of everyday people. Learn more about the past exhibit
The Stations of the Cross
Featuring the magnificent work of renowned sculptor Gib Singleton, this experience portrayed fourteen stages in the last hours of Jesus’ life. Learn more about this past exhibit
Pilgrim Preacher: Billy Graham, the Bible, and the Challenges of the Modern World
Explore how the Bible shaped Billy Graham’s life and work as one of the most prominent figures of the past century. Learn more about the past exhibit
Lost and Found: The Return of Manuscript 18
Museum of the Bible sponsored research that led to the discovery that a medieval Greek manuscript in its collection had been stolen from the University of Athens. Discover the fascinating story of how the museum returned this manuscript to its rightful owner. Learn more about this past exhibit
Sacred Drama: Performing the Bible in Renaissance Florence
Discover how theatrical performances of the Bible were used to shape future citizens in Renaissance Florence. Learn more about this past exhibit
Noblewomen and the Bible: Seven Stories from the House of Stolberg
Explore the role of the Bible in the lives of seven fascinating noblewomen from one of Germany’s oldest dynasties. Learn more about this past exhibit
Amazing Grace: How Sweet the Sound
Amy Van Dyke, Curator
Museum visitors learned how John Newton's famous hymn, “Amazing Grace,” which resonates in the hearts and on the lips of so many, reached depths far beyond any that Newton would have imagined. Learn more about this past exhibit
The Living Dead: Ecclesiastes Through Art
Corinna Ricasoli, Curator
Visitors explored themes from the book of Ecclesiastes through early modern art. Learn more about this past exhibit
In the Valley of David and Goliath, Bible Lands Museum
Previously on loan from the Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem
Visitors explored artifacts from an archeological site in the Elah Valley, the region where David defeated Goliath. Learn more about this past exhibit
Amsterdam: A City of Jewish Books
Displayed at Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.
This exhibition, presented by the Jewish Historical Museum, highlighted some of the most important and beautiful Jewish books from the Ets Haim and the Biblioteca Rosenthaliana collections. Learn more about this past exhibit. Learn more about this past exhibit
Christmas Illuminated: Prestigious Manuscripts from around the 15th Century in the Bavarian State Library Collection
Displayed at Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.
Visitors explored the Christmas story through rare and precious illuminated manuscripts from the collections of the Bavarian State Library. Learn more about this past exhibit
Displayed in Augsburg, Germany & Wittenberg, Germany
The Unser Buch exhibit brought a piece of Martin Luther back to Germany in time for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Displayed in Santa Clarita, California
Passages was a 30,000-square-foot, interactive exhibit that chronicled the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies.
Displayed in Santiago, Cuba
Rare texts and manuscripts from one of the world's largest private collections of biblical artifacts were on display at the Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Ascunción, their first time on public display in Cuba since diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba were restored in 2015.
Verbum Domini II
Displayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Museum of the Bible joined with the World Meeting of Families—Philadelphia in 2015 to present Verbum Domini II, an exhibit emphasizing how the Bible has spread to different cultures around the world.
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Displayed in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Displayed in Havana, Cuba