A conceptual rendering of the Via Dolorosa sculpture garden

A conceptual rendering of the Via Dolorosa sculpture garden

A few months ago, we wrote about the plans for the Via Dolorosa sculpture garden at the Museum of Biblical Art. Now, after securing private donations and building permits, the museum finally is breaking ground on the new addition April 26.

The garden will adorn the front of the museum, featuring life-size bronze sculptures that represent the 14 Stations of the Cross. The sculptures are by renowned artist Gib Singleton, who passed away in February. His works include the bronze crucifix that sits atop the Pope’s crosier. While working at the Vatican, he also helped restore Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece “The Pieta.” The Via Dolorosa is meant to honor his legacy.

To find more information about the groundbreaking ceremony, call 214-368-4622.

In other MBA news, the “Temptation” exhibition by Juan Carlos del Valle has been extended through June. And, curator Laura Kruger of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in New York will be there at 7 p.m. Tuesday as part of the museum’s distinguished speaker series.

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