April 17, 2018

Press Release

Museum of the Bible to Host One-Day Special Event: ‘Theology of Making’ with One of the World’s Greatest Living Abstract Artists, Makoto Fujimura

Lecture to Examine Mako Fujimura’s Exhibit “The Art of the Gospels” Currently on Display at Museum of the Bible 

WASHINGTON — Museum of the Bible will present “Theology of Making” a half-day event on art, beauty and creativity, in the Gathering Room at Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. April 21, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The featured artist and speaker, Makoto (Mako) Fujimura, is considered one of the world’s greatest living abstract painters and is currently displaying his renowned “The Four Holy Gospels” work at the Museum of the Bible through the end of April. Fujimura will present an overview of his exhibition, “The Art of the Gospels” and host a panel discussion with experts exploring what God calls Christians to co-create with him.

Other notable panel speakers and guests joining Mako include:

  • William Dyrness – Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Bruce Herman – Painter, essayist and Professor of Art at Gordon College
  • Kate Shin – Entrepreneur, real estate developer and owner of Waterfall Mansion Gallery in New York that hosts annual displays of Mako Fujimura’s work

WHAT: ‘Theology of Making’ Special One-Day Event with Renowned Abstract Artist, Mako Fujimura and other panel speakers.

WHERE: The Gathering Room at Museum of the Bible 400 4th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Museum of the Bible

TICKETS: Tickets are $5 for general admission and free for members, students and volunteers with a valid ID. Registration must be completed by April 19. Tickets for this event are available here.


About Mako Fujimura

Mako Fujimura is an artist, author, speaker and the Director of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has served as a presidential appointee on the National Council on the Arts and is the author of several books including Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering, Culture Care: Reconnecting with Beauty for Our Common Life, and Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art, and Culture.

About Museum of the Bible

Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the Bible. Making its grand opening to the public in November 2017, Museum of the Bible’s 430,000-square-foot building is located just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. With over one billion impressions, Museum of the Bible is among the highest profile museums in the country and holds the largest assembly of biblical artifacts and texts in the world.


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