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BOB MARLEY MUSEUM COMING TOGETHER WITH GRAMMY MUSEUM; PLUS, BIBLICAL ART MUSEUM BY PATRICIA ANN JORDAN H ello, Faithful Readers. Please know that I truly appreciate you reading my column. Also, know that it is my pleasure keeping you informed about museums and museum related items. For your information: The Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum has announced that the Bob Marley Museum, located in Kingston, Jamaica, has become its very first official affil- iate. The announcement came on what would have been Bob Marley's 69th birthday, February 6. As a GRAMMY Museum affiliate, the Bob Marley Museum will have access to GRAMMY Museum exhibitions, educational initiatives, research programs, internship opportunities, collaborative marketing and promotions, technical support for interactive displays and more. Bob Marley gave the world something, what some believe no other artist has. Not only did he give us brilliant music, but he also became a heroic figure. His music spread a message of hope, peace and unity. That message is as relevant today as it was three decades ago, and, through this partnership, the Grammy's hope is to help continue to share that message with a new generation. The Bob Marley Museum is situated on the site of the legendary musician's home, which he purchased in 1975. The house, an example of the 19th-century Georgian architecture, was Marley's home until his passing in 1981. It was converted into a museum five years later by his wife, Rita Marley, and was named a nation- al heritage site by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust in 2006. The museum offers visitors a glimpse into Marley's recording studio, displays personal belongings, tour memorabilia, presents audiovisual presentations in the Bob Marley theatre and more. In 2011Marley debuted the popular Bob Marley, Messenger exhibition in their temporary exhibit space in Los Angeles. That exhibit later traveled to London, Toronto and Miami. Call (213) 765-6800 or visit w w w . g r a m m y m u s e u m . o r g ; w w w . b o b m a r l e y m u s e u m . c o m ; Established in 1967, named the Museum of Biblical Art in 1999, the MBA is an art museum in Dallas, Texas that is unlike any museum in the world. It has a simple mission: To display art with a Biblical theme. Nothing of its size exists in the United States, making it a treasure trove for art enthusiasts. Diverse types of art are exhibited including bronze sculpture installations, draw- ings, fine prints, and oil paintings. Specialized galleries have been creat- ed for Biblical Archaeology, Jewish Art, Religious Architecture, Israeli Art, African American Art and Hispanic Art. Part of the Contemporary Gallery features African-American artists like Jean Lacy and Arthello Beck. Plus, a section of Hispanic art and traditional Hispanic religious imagery. Featured Artists Include: John Singer Sargent, Marc Chagall, Jacques Lipchitz, Ben Shahn, Paolo Verenese, Francesco Guardi, Agam, Kathe Köllwitz, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Emil Nolde, James Tissot, Oskar Kokoschka, and Bernard Buffet. With over 30,000 sq. ft. of event and exhibit space, the newly renovated Biblical Art provides the perfect and unique venue for your fabulous event. Call (264) 368-4MBA (4622) or visit Wedding Event being held a the Museum of Biblical Art B M & T ••• July/August 2014 ••• 30

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