ART-Edition for the Evangelical Church A.B. in Romania
Two years ago Erika Klemm could not resist. She had to come back to the booth of this unique visual narrative of the Bible. It fascinated and inspired her.
The surprise was huge when she received an email a few weeks ago. Martin Wiedmann asked if the Evangelical Church Romania would give him the honor to accept the Wiedmann Bible ART-Edition as a gift from him. Erika Klemm did not have to think twice. The EKR is a German-speaking Church in Romania.
On June 16th the time had come. Martin Wiedmann and his family arrived in Hermannstadt, Romania. Amongst the first ones to see the Wiedmann Bible were kids and officials. After a service at the Johanniskirche, Martin Wiedmann gifted the ART-Edition to the EKR.
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.
Amy Van Dyke is the Lead-Curator at the Museum of the Bible. She says this visual narrative of the Bible has changed history.
Get your tickets now: https://www.museumofthebible.org/tickets
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!
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.
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.
Nancy wrote: “I am amazed and fascinated by Willy Wiedmann’s astonishing life, talents and accomplishments, especially his Bible illustrations. He’s more than a 21st century Leonardo da Vinci given that he was also a musician and composer, author and publisher. What is even more impressive is that his son Martin, […] and his family were able to figure out how to publish Willy’s uniquely beautiful, illustrated Bible, and then merchandise, market and get it exhibited at the Museum of the Bible here in Washington.”
Kathleen wrote: “Thank you for sharing yours and your father’s amazing story with us. We couldn’t wait to recommend the exhibition to all of our friends. We look forward to keeping up with the collection and it’s journey. We wish you the best!”
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