Roundup: MOBIA closing, spirituality in African & African American art, Christian bookstores, a mom’s legacy, “River of Life”

The Museum of Biblical Art in New York City will be closing permanently on June 14 due to lack of funding. I really am saddened by this news. The (secular) art news blog Hyperallergic covered this story, writing that MOBIA “showcased smartly curated exhibitions that looked academically and artistically at the biblical influence on art. . . . Its examinations of religion’s impact on art history and the openness of its programming will be missed.”

This year the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art is running an exhibition called “Conversations: African and African American Works in Dialogue.” One of the themes the exhibition explores is spirituality. See works by Henry Ossawa Tanner, Aaron Douglas, William Henry Johnson, and more.

“10 Things We Miss about ’90s Christian Bookstores”: Gotta say, I was a regular patron of my local Christian bookstore in the nineties. They carried some of the tackiest stock around.

“One Thing I Want My Kids to Remember about Me” by Melissa Edgington: Hear what this mommy blogger has to say.

George Black of Elm City Vineyard Church in New Haven, Connecticut, sings the children’s church classic “River of Life”:

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