The Wiedmann Bible exhibition extended until September 8th
Initially, the Wiedmann Bible was supposed to be showcased at the Museum of the Bible until April. However, the visitors have been so amazed and excited that the exhibition will stay open until September 8th. On the Museum of the Bible’s 5th floor, you can experience the Wiedmann Bible in the immersive room, through the interactive kiosk or learn more about the artists Willy Wiedmann.
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What an exciting day…
Faith can move mountains. In this case, the saying goes even beyond death. At the general audience, in the audience hall Paul VI in Rome, Pope Francis received the number ONE of the limited Wiedmann Bible ART edition on February 20th. The original is worldwide unique. It is a visual narrative of the Bible depicting the Old and New Testament in 3,333 illustrations. A printed copy of the special ART-Edition was gifted by the son of the artist, Martin Wiedmann.
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It is different, it is colourful, it is challenging, as well as old and new at the same time. Visitors are intrigued by Willy Wiedmann’s artwork at the Museum of the Bible. Because this exhibition is different from others. The museum’s Lead Curator Amy Van Dyke will tell you why!
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After 16 years of work, Willy Wiedmann completed the only existing visual narrative of the entire Old and New Testament. It contains 3,333 images in 19 leporellos (or accordion-style books) with a total length of nearly one mile. Willy Wiedmann combined his love of the Bible with his love of art. You can see the story of this unique artwork at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. where it is currently on display. In December Martin will return to tell his story of how he discovered something that had been hidden for years and even decades.
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Art and Bible – Bible and Art….Other’s have done it before but the very first visitors of the Wiedmann Bible exhibition at the Museum of the Bible in Washington were not prepared for what they saw. They were in awe, impressed or moved to tears – even Martin Wiedmann himself.
“When I arrived on Monday and saw how beautifully everything was set up, I had tears in my eyes. The entire team of the Museum of the Bible did an amazing job. My father would have been to happy to see that his life’s work will finally help people engage with the Bible”.
Within the first two days hundreds of visitors have seen the exhibition. They were so kind to share their experience with us.
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In 2013 Today’s Christian Women’s editor Kelli B. Trujillo brings up a topic to which some of us can relate to: “Bored with Bible Study?“ Trujillo wants to know if anyone has ever been in a small group meeting where either no one talks or the opposite, one person does all the talking, and wished that it would be more exciting.
Even she has to confess that some times she had been bored as well but at the same time also gives great advice on how to take Bible Study to the next level. Because it is not supposed to feel like being back at school but should encourage people to want to engage with the Bible, right?
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It is official! The Wiedmann Bible has set world record. More than half a year organisers and participants have been waiting for the result to come back. The Guinness World Record Team now confirmed that the Wiedmann Bible, featuring a surface of 645.2 square meters, is now officially the world’s largest concertina book.
“We are very happy about the news. The world record attempt in Magdeburg was a wonderful experience with many unforgettable encounters. We not only want to thank the organisers reformation2017, the Evangelischer Kirchenkreis Magdeburg and the Ottostadt Magdeburg, but also to the hundreds of volunteers,“ said Martin Wiedmann, son of the deceased artist.
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Stuttgart(Germany)/Zurich(Switzerland)/USA, September 12th 2017. Starting September 16th 2017 the Wiedmann Bible will be part of the “Light Art Grand Tour USA”. For the next 3 years the world-renowned Light Artist Gerry Hofstetter will travel all 50 states of the U.S. and put different landmarks into spotlight that have played an important role in the country’s history.
Pennsylvania’s Washington Crossing at Washington Crossing is the first of 50 monuments that will be illuminated with the Wiedmann Bible’s images and many other artworks. The Swiss Light Artist Gerry Hofstetter and his daughter Céline Hofstetter present the tour throughout the U.S. in partnership with the premier event company Hayes Group. In a 2-hour performance the Light Artist and his team will transform buildings, landscapes, etc. into art sculptures by projecting up to 20 images onto the landmarks. Each monument that is being featured in this one of a kind show has played an important role during the foundation of the United States of America and still does in fostering friendships with other countries, including Switzerland.
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The Wiedmann Bible on the Chris Voss Show
He is one of the Top 20 Social Media Power Influencers on the latest Forbes list and he also had his “Wiedmann Bible moment”. That’s why Chris Voss decided to talk about this amazing artwork on his show. In case you have missed it you can either listen to the podcast on: iTunes and Google Play or watch it on YouTube.
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A picture is worth a thousand words. Therefore we simply want to share these wonderful impressions of the Kirchentag in Berlin and Wittenberg with you.
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