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“Biblical not religious”

Museum of Biblical Art
Ranked #455 of 1,117 things to do in New York City
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Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

They do a great job of showing art as it relates to the Hebrew and Greek texts. Not a churchy thing. Also a great selection of ancient texts on display.

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

This museum is very small but free! If you are in Central Park be sure to stop over and check out what exhibit they have going. It only takes half an hour to go through the museum and it's worth a quick visit! There is a free coat check and everything!

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Really enjoyed my first visit here. Museum is free and they have free coat check and free audio guides. Can't beat the value because the exhibits are very well done and informative. Only two galleries, but I ended up spending nearly two hours here listening to all of the information on the audio guides.

If you're in the area, pair this with a visit to the American Folk Art Museum, another small, free museum a short walk away!

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Wonderful museum with no entrance fee. Not crowded, can actually see the exhibits. The Tiffany window exhibit marvelous. Worth a visit if you are in Columbus Circle- Time Warner area.

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

I have been to see several exhibits at MoBia. I forget why I went the first time, but I believe there was free admission so you didn't have anything to lose (although they do accept donations). I have been impressed with the level of curatorial skill, which I would put on par with major international museums. While the small exhibit space does restrict the amount you can see, there is usually a book-focused exhibit (showing off family trees, the binding process) as well as a more art-focused exhibit. I've also seen some people that seem to be contemplating the art for spiritual purposes, which you don't see in secular institutions. While I would point tourists to the Met first, I would recommend MoBIA for locals or somebody looking for something a bit different in their museum experience.

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