Museum of the Bible to Host One-Night Lecture: ‘C’est La Vie!’ Exploring Vanitas Themes from the Book of Ecclesiastes Through Baroque Art
Published: Mar 19, 2018
Posted In: Press Releases
Lecture to Examine the Theme of Vanitas and Its Influence on 17th Century Art
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Museum of the Bible will present C’est La Vie!, a one-night educational lecture at Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. on March 22, 2018, at 6 p.m.
As part of the one-time event, the lecture will present an overview of the exhibition The Living Dead: Ecclesiastes through Art currently on display at Museum of the Bible. The lecture will examine the famous Bible verse from Ecclesiastes that states, “Vanity of vanities! All is vanity!” The meaning of the verse will be dissected and insights into theme of vanitas and its remarkable impact on art in the 17th century will be emphasized.
In The Living Dead: Ecclesiastes Through Art, visitors are invited to explore ideas and themes from the book of Ecclesiastes through artworks spanning from the 16th to the 18th century. The exhibit features European masterpieces from worldwide museums and collections, including the Galleria Borghese, The National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), the Uffizi, the Rijksmuseum and the Vatican Apostolic Library.
C’est La Vie! is appropriate for all audiences, ages and knowledge levels, from experts in theology to beginners who are simply curious to learn more about art and the Bible.
WHAT: C’est La Vie! One-Night Lecture Event
WHERE: Museum of the Bible, 400 4th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20024
WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 6 p.m. at Museum of the Bible
TICKETS: Tickets are $5 for general admission and free for members and to students with a valid ID. Tickets for this event are available here.
Museum of the Bible opened to the public November 2017. Timed tickets to the 430,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art museum are available for both general admission and group reservations. Tickets are required for entry, are limited, and are available at: www.museumofthebible.org/tickets
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. Museum of the Bible aims to be among the most technologically advanced and engaging museums in the world. With over 1 billion impressions, Museum of the Bible is the highest profile museum in the country and holds the largest assembly of biblical artifacts and texts in the world.