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ArtBreak 2023-2024: Lunch & Lecture Program

ArtBreak: The Past Meets the Present

From Egyptian pyramids to Roman colosseums, from Medieval stained glass to Fabergé jewels, from Renaissance frescos to 19th-century oil paintings—these artistic innovations from the past continue to provide an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the present. Join us as we explore how classical themes, motifs and styles are re-discovered and interpreted in our modern age.

Dates: 2nd Tuesdays at Noon, during academic year

Location: The Davis Room, Dixon-McKenzie Dining Common on the campus of Bob Jones University

Parking: reserved spaces will be available in M&G’s parking lot.

Note: Rather than box lunches, Aramark Catering will provide a Deli Bar with the following spread: sliced oven-roasted turkey, roasted beef, and ham, and tuna; a cheese and relish tray; a variety of baked breads and rolls, two green salads, chips, assorted cookies, and beverages.

Cost:

  • Member without lunch: FREE
  • Member with lunch: $15.00
  • Non-member without lunch:  $6.00
  • Non-member with lunch:  $17.00

Registration: click on the dates below to register.

Spring Lectures:

February 13: Storied South Carolina Silver

Register by Noon on Tuesday, January 30.

Dawn Corley, the Charleston Silver Lady, returns with objects from her beautiful silver collection, linking these meaningful treasures from the past and stories of their former owners  to our experiences today.

March 12: From Clay to Bronze: An Artist’s Journey

Register by Noon on  Friday, March 1.

Doug Young, a local sculptor, will open your eyes to the fascinating creation process of the planning, design, sculpting, and engineering of bronze sculpture commissions–including a special connection to the 2024 Living Gallery.

April 16: A New Lens in Architecture

Register by Noon on Friday, April 5.

Christian Sottile, architect and founding principal of Sottile & Sottile, will explore the lens that helps us experience beauty in the built environment. The role of the body is central in shaping our perception of buildings and cities. The ancient understandings of Roman, Medieval and Renaissance humanism are reemerging with new insights in neuroscience and the buildings being created today.

Tours

Specialized Focus Tours (for adults)

Cultural Discovery Tours (for K-12 students)

The following tours are available for groups of at least 10 or more by reservation only according to scheduling availability. Tours are 45 minutes in length. Schedule at least two weeks in advance. Request tours HERE. 

Fees:

Students (K5-12): educational discounts are available

Adults (College age and above): $5 per person

Note: There is a non-refundable reservation fee to book your tour.

 

Luther’s Journey: Experience the History 

Gustafson Fine Arts Center, campus of Bob Jones University

For adults and students (6th-12th grade)

This focus exhibition features paintings from M&G’s internationally respected Old Master collection.  Tour the exhibit and take a closer look at the man, Martin Luther, by understanding more about his life’s circumstances in the 1500s—a plague circling Europe, the scarcity and inaccessibility of books, the normalcy of illiteracy, and the exacting authority of church and state. Luther’s life journey reminds us that ordinary people can be used by God to inspire extraordinary and enduring change.

 

Benjamin West: The Father of American Painting

War Memorial Chapel, campus of Bob Jones University

For adults and students (3rd-12th grade)

From an aspiring artist in rural Pennsylvania plucking the hairs of his cat’s tail for a home-made paintbrush to working as History Painter to the King of England during the Revolutionary War, Benjamin West led a remarkable life of influence, and his paintings detail his story of amazing opportunities! Tour this monumental collection of paintings commissioned by King George III and discover their significance in history.

Request tour HERE or call for more information: (864) 770-1331

 

 

 

Living Gallery 2025

Join Greenville’s leading Easter tradition–attend the annual Living Gallery!

The program varies from year to year. So, come and be challenged and inspired by the drama, uplifting music, and life-size re-creations of great masterpieces (with live models) that make up the Living Gallery, an annual Upstate tradition since 1998.

 

Location: Rodeheaver Auditorium, campus of Bob Jones University

Parking: Parking is available on the campus of Bob Jones University.

Performance Times: 

Thursday, April 17, 2025 at 4:30 and 7:30 PM

Friday, April 18, 2025 at 4:30 and 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 19, 2025 at 2:00, 4:30, and 7:30 PM

 

Living Gallery Tickets:

Teens & Adults: $19.79 and Children (Ages 6-12): $17.70

  • Tickets are on sale at Programs & Productions, in the lobby of Rodeheaver Auditorium, campus of Bob Jones University
  • Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 12PM to 5PM
  • You may begin purchasing tickets in August.
  • Call (864) 770-1372, Monday-Friday, 12PM to 5PM
  • Learn more about the program here.

 

Related Offerings:

Bringing a church group? Schedule a tour to see selections of M&G’s collection here.

Want to see works from M&G’s Collection? See the campus locations displaying selections here.

To view a selection of videos featuring Easter-themed works in the Collection, visit here.

 

M&G Makers Market

During BJU’s Homecoming events every October, the Museum & Gallery hosts a curated market of handmade art, crafts, foods, and designs created by BJU grads, current and former faculty/staff, and current and former students. The Makers come from around the country and feature a variety of items including handmade cards, artisan chocolate, functional pottery, watercolor paintings, specialty cupcakes, handcrafted jewelry, clever fiber art, high-end writing instruments, soy candles, gourmet popcorn and more!

This all-day event is hosted in and around the Welcome Center on the Saturday of Homecoming (October 12, 2024), and it is open to the public to enjoy.

 

If you are interested in becoming a Maker, please consider the following process and timeline:

Application

All artists (and craftsmen, artisans, illustrators, designers, jewelers, bakers, etc.) interested in participating must submit an application and images online between Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) through midnight on Sunday, June 9.

  • Remember, since this is during Homecoming on the campus of Bob Jones University, applicants are limited to current/former faculty and staff, BJU graduates, and current/former BJU students.
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of $25. All fees go toward the costs of the Market.
  • Market applications are only received during the 2-week time period stated.
  • For application helps, please reference these resources: FAQs and Before You Apply

Selection

Following the closure of the application process on Sunday, June 9, a jury of BJU grads will review all submissions and choose which artists will participate in the Market in the following categories: 2D Fine Art, 3D Fine Art, To Wear, Paper Goods, Fiber Art, and Everything Else.

  • Once the jury makes its choices based on quality, price point, and variety, M&G will contact the chosen Makers to accept their admission and pay their booth fee to participate.
  • Space for the Market is limited; therefore the number of total Makers is limited between 35-42 total.

Announcement

M&G will announce the participating Makers on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, on our website, and via email in August. Saturday, October 12, 2024 will be M&G’s 8th annual Makers Market.

 

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