THROUGH OCTOBER 16, 2011
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is hosting Passages, a massive 14,000-square-foot exhibit that traces the history of the Bible across more than 2,000 years. The exhibit uses automated characters and interactive displays to re-create the various historical settings in which the Bible was written, codified, translated and published.
Visitors can tour a re-creation of a room in the ancient synagogue of Dura-Europos where automated Jewish scribes copy texts from the Torah and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Similarly, in a monastic cloister, early Christian monks copy and translate the Scriptures into Greek, while in a nearby cave, the fourth-century Church Father Jerome is seen writing the Vulgate, the first Latin translation of the Bible.