Thomas Kinkade: Divine Light

A Museum Exhibition of Original Paintings

Extended through March 28, 2014

Divine Light: A Museum Exhibition of Thomas Kinkade Paintings is the title of this exhibition at The Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas. Containing eighteen original oil paintings, the exhibition is an intimate and focused survey of his original work, including a sampling from each of his cottage, lighthouse, garden, and chapel themes. The “Impressions of Israel” series that was painted en plein air in Israel is featured, along with Thomas Kinkade’s early allegorical themed works. This is one of the largest public showings of Thomas Kinkade original paintings.

Today, one need only walk into a gift shop or furnishing store to be confronted with the derivatives of Kinkade’s art work. The television and home shopping networks feature prints and decorative items related to Kinkade. Take a vacation cruise or walk into a craft store and one will experience Kinkade’s paintings in some way. His art has saturated America’s popular culture. This was true in the late 20th century and it is still true here in the early decades of the 21st century.

Museum Curator Scott Peck: “Estimates state that one out of every 20 households own something related to Thomas Kinkade’s art work. It must be said that the sheer amount of sales of his art work and its derivatives in this generation demand one to have to deal with his art on some kind of critical perspective. He is important in the history of religious and popular illustration.” This exhibition is a first step, along with the work of others, in introducing the art of Thomas Kinkade to the art museum world with a goal to contextualize him on a scholarly level.

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Museum Rentals

With over 30,000 square feet of event and exhibit space, the newly renovated Museum of Biblical Art provides the perfect and unique venue for your fabulous event. Whether its the spacious Chagall Ballroom with a variety of lighting moods, the Atrium, or the private Library with fireplace - each has the ambiance of luxury, while offering the intimacy of quality design. Our preferred vendors make it easy to help coordinate every aspect of your special day or evening - from catering to photography.

Highlights

Weddings, special events, receptions, rehearsal dinners and meetingsGrand Entrance with covered entry on Boedeker Drive across from NorthPark Center with long drive, perfect for carriage or limousine arrival or departureMain Gallery Ballroom with hardwood floor, seats up to 250 with dance floor or 300 auditorium styleAtrium setting below the Golden Ziggurat with 36 arched windows provides diffused light and a variety of moods for morning or afternoon special eventsDamascus Gate for wedding photosComing soon: the Via Dolorosa series of 14 life-size bronze sculptures by world-renowed artist, Gib Singleton set in a beautiful exterior installation on the north side of the museum.Dramatic lighting and soft colors as well as variable lighting and beautifully manicured grounds provide excellent settings for wedding, engagement or corporate portraitsFully wheelchair accessiblePlease inquire about additional galleries that might be available for large or small receptions, bridal luncheons, anniversary parties, or social and corporate meetings

Services Included

Includes 60" round tables and lovely neutral ballroom chairsFull kitchen available with a list of preferred caters accessible to Chagall Ballroom and AtriumPrivate dressing areas for bride and groom; full-length mirrorSteinway Baby Grand PianoEasily accessible dock area for vendors and caterersPlenty of free parking for guestsCoat check for guests with additional feeInexpensive up-lighting

For more information, please contact our rental department by calling

469-878-8475 or email Rebecca at rebeccaharris@biblicalarts.org

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