October 01, 2019

Press Release

Announcing the New 2019-2020 Season

Washington, D.C., October 1, 2019 – This week, Museum of the Bible announced a new season of programming running through May 2020. From the unveiling of a thousand-year-old Jewish manuscript to contemporary art depicting the Apocalypse, the diverse lineup of temporary exhibitions, educational programming and events is designed to appeal to a wide variety of ages and interests. The announcement was made through a full-color brochure mailed to more than 75,000 and distributed digitally to museum supporters. Starting next May, the museum will release its yearly programming schedule.

“Our new season truly has something for everyone,” said Museum of the Bible CEO Ken McKenzie. “This slate of offerings is the result of our continuing research, scholarship and curation, all aimed at how to best live out our mission to invite everyoneto engage with the Bible through all aspects of the museum’s programming.”

Upcoming special exhibtions include:

  • A Fence around the Torah, the first-ever display of an ancient Hebrew Bible, November 8, 2019-March 29, 2020
  • “Inventors of the Alphabet” from the Vatican Library, November 14, 2019-May 14, 2020
  • With a Mighty HandThe Art and History of the Passover Haggadah, a display of illuminated Haggadot from the past 500 years, February 7-May 10, 2020

Events include:

  • Christmastime Is Here with Canadian Brass, December 19, 2019
  • One Voice, a concert featuring three world-renowned cantors, January 26, 2020
  • Museum of the Bible’s Festival of Choirs, a national choir competition, May 1-3, 2020

Educational programming consists of:

  • Visions of the Apocalypse, a special night of discussion and art centered on the Apocalypse, October 10, 2019
  • Who Is an Evangelical?,a conversation featuring Dr. Thomas Kidd, Dr. Russell Moore and Reverend Thabiti Anyabwile about the state of evangelicalism in America, October 29, 2019
  • The Bible in Our Hands, Dr. Gary Rendsburg explains the story of the Hebrew Bible, February 2, 2020


Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible.


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