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The Tapestry of Light: A 21st Century Apocalypse

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Daily, Now - January 1, 2020
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Experience the Apocalypse in a whole new light — glow-in-the-dark!

The book of Revelation has been a perpetual source of inspiration for artists. In this exhibit, see the imagery of the Apocalypse as interpreted by Australian artist Dr. Irene Barberis in a contemporary, glow-in-the-dark tapestry of epic scale. 

Developed over the course of nearly 20 years, The Tapestry of Light is the first full-visual interpretation of the story of John’s Apocalypse in tapestry form in over 500 years, and the first known to be by a woman. Inspired by the Angers Apocalypse Tapestry in France, Dr. Irene Barberis set out on a journey to explore apocalyptic art, specifically focusing on themes of theology, revelation and light. Her goal was to highlight the effects of light as a process of revelation that is both seen and experienced, reflecting medieval ideas of illumination as a means of “illuminating” the soul. 

Event Location

Museum of the Bible
400 4th St. SW,
Washington, DC 20024
Southwest & The Wharf


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Admission: Included with museum admission


Posted by: Museum of the Bible