Photo courtesy Sonnabend Gallery, New York, and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg
"Dwarfed Blue Pine," by Rona Pondick, is a painted bronze sculpture that is being exhibited in "Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden" at New York's Museum of Biblical Art. Photo courtesy of Sonnabend Gallery, New York, and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg
NEW YORK (RNS) MOBIA’s fate was not a total surprise: The Bible Society, once MOBIA’s sole funder, had been ramping down its support. But the closing nonetheless deeply rattled those who treasured MOBIA as one of the few museums that routinely acknowledged art's religious context.