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A Window to the Soul: Nishan Yardumian’s Biblical Art


Sunday, April 22 through Sunday, November 4, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 1:00 - 5:00 pm, during the Sacred Arts Festival
Sunday, October 28, 1:00 - 5:00 pm, during the Medieval Festival
Tuesday-Friday with 2:30 pm tour or by appointment
Admission included with guided tours and events
Weekends 1:00 - 4:30 pm, self-guided by donation

Closed Sunday, April 29, due to the Posaune Decouple trombone concert; Saturday, May 26, due to the Les Canards Chantants concert; and Wednesday, July 4 due to Independence Day

Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986) taught painting in Bryn Athyn, both at the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College. He maintained a special interest in religious art, including Glencairn Museum’s collection of medieval stained glass and sculpture. Many of his own paintings explore the role of Divine agency within biblical narratives, and how these stories illuminate our shared human experiences as spiritual beings. According to Nishan, “Ideally, paintings add to a room something spiritual, that is, something genuinely human. One may hang a painting and have thereafter on his wall a ‘window to the soul.’”

Glencairn Museum News has published an article about the exhibition here. A handout (pdf) with the relevant passages from the Bible and quotations by the artist is here.

Earlier Event: February 10
Pitcairn Family Easter Scenes
Later Event: November 23