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Museum of Biblical Arts Set to Reopen

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By Bill Zeeble, KERA News

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Dallas, TX – After a fire almost totally destroyed Dallas' Biblical Arts Center three years ago, the museum says it will reopen next fall, larger than ever. KERA's Bill Zeeble has more.

Opened in 1981 to house the huge contemporary painting called Miracle at Pentecost, the museum has been under massive reconstruction ever since. Director Scott Peck says the new Museum of Biblical Arts will be three times larger and feature religious-based art from all denominations and eras.

Peck: We're now having permanent presence of biblical archeology, Jewish ceremonial art and Jewish art exhibit, architecture history and architectural religious art, and on top of that, African American and Hispanic art. Both cultures are anchored in the Bible.

The Biblical Arts Museum will also include an art restoration section open to the public. It makes its official reopening announcement this morning.