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M&G Events at Homecoming 2022

 

Whether or not you’re a BJU alumni, YOU are invited to attend Homecoming, October 7-8, on the campus of Bob Jones University–it’s open to the public to enjoy.  In addition to BJU’s planned events, the following M&G offerings are available and open to the public. Please come!

 

M&G MAKERS MARKET

Saturday, October 8 from 10 AM-5 PM

2nd floor Welcome Center, Student Center

Anyone is invited, whether or not you’re a grad, prospective student, or BJU supporter! Learn more about this special indie craft fair and the 30 makers participating here.

Find M&G’s table at Makers Market for some special updates and an opportunity to purchase M&G-branded items: our annual Christmas ornament, M&G mugs, boxed card sets, a new Collection catalog and more!

Free Event

 

M&G Tour of the Benjamin West Collection 

Saturday, October 8 at 11 AM

War Memorial Chapel, for adults and students (3rd-12th grade)

Guide: Erin R. Jones, M&G Director

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. Plus, you’ll hear the latest about M&G’s future plans and current work!

Free Event

U-DAY: An Educational Street Fair

Saturday, October 8 from 10 AM-1:30 PM

Front Campus

Explore dozens of fun, interactive booths on front campus during this 3-hour family event. Enjoy live music, food, face painting and cool hands-on science experiments—there’s so much to do no matter your age! To learn more about this BJU event, which is part of Homecoming, visit here.

Look for M&G’s interactive art booth, where you can explore the Renaissance through art by experimenting with Leonardo da Vinci inventions, writing with a quill pen, creating portraits with fruits and vegetables like Giuseppe Arcimboldo, taking a selfie at our special photo stations, and more!

Free Event

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

ArtBreak 2022: Lunch & Lecture Program

 

ArtBreak: Celebrating the Landmarks

From providential start to creative adaptations to surprising future plans, M&G’s 70-year existence reveals a consistent focus and mission rooted in our history. Gain further insight to an internationally respected collection from a variety of speakers to understand the M&G of tomorrow—a museum intentionally designed to serve students of all ages and enrich the whole person—mind, heart, and soul.

Dates: 1st Thursdays at Noon, during academic year

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

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

Cost: 

    • Member without Lunch: FREE
    • Non-Member without Lunch: $5
    • Member with Lunch: $12
    • Non-Member with Lunch: $15

Registration is closed for this event.

Note: Lunch orders must be complete by NOON on the Monday prior to each scheduled ArtBreak. 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.

 

Topics & Speakers:

February 3, 2022: Greenville, South Carolina’s Unlikely World Impact of Mills and Old Masters

John Nolan, Greenville History Tours

March 3, 2022: “Something Big and Dramatic”: Bob Jones Jr. as a Collector of Old Master Paintings

Richard P. Townsend, independent curator and career museum director

  • Note: a new M&G catalog featuring 55 Old Masters from the Collection will be made available for purchase at this event.

April 7, 2022: What’s Next?: Expansion & Mission

Developer Phil Hughes and M&G Executive Director, Erin R. Jones

 

 

Miss one of the sessions below? View recordings here.

October 7, 2021: For Every Collection, There Must Be a Collector

Dr. Bob Jones III, M&G Board Chairman

November 4, 2021: Transition Years of the Collection: Daring to Be a Docent

former M&G docent panel with Jan Churdar, Mary Beale, Debbie Miller, and Tammy Strock

December 2, 2021: Dr. Bob and the M&G Collection: Some Personal Reminiscences

Dr. David Steel, retired curator from the North Carolina Museum of Art

 

M&G Makers Market 2022

M&G’s 6th annual Makers Market Application Portal is closed; we are no longer accepting submissions. The Makers who applied will be reviewed anonymously by a selected jury, who will determine the final artists and artisans for M&G’s Market this year. The Makers will be announced in August.

 

Make Plans to Attend!

During BJU’s Homecoming events on October 7-8, M&G hosts a curated market of handmade art, crafts, and designs created by BJU grads, current and former faculty/staff, and current and former students. Makers Market is open to the public to enjoy.

The Makers come from around the country and feature a variety of items including handmade cards, pottery, illustrations, watercolor paintings, jewelry, fiber art, woodworking, calligraphy, upscale cupcakes, gourmet popcorn and more!

  • Market Time: Saturday, October 8 from 10AM-5PM
  • Market Location: on campus, 2nd floor Welcome Center
  • Admission: Free Event and open to the public to enjoy

For more public events and programming during Homecoming, visit here.

 

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Living Gallery 2023

 

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

Be challenged and inspired by the drama, uplifting music, and life-size re-creations of masterpieces that make up Living Gallery, an annual Upstate tradition since 1998.

The program varies from year to year and includes iconic Living Gallery works of art such as Rembrandt’s The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, or Michelangelo’s Pieta. In addition, paintings from M&G’s collection are often featured, such as Francois de Troy’s Christ and the Samaritan Woman and Benjamin West’s Ascension.

 

Location: Rodeheaver Auditorium, campus of Bob Jones University

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

Performance Times: 

Thursday, April 6 at 4:30 and 7:30 PM

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

Saturday, April 8 at 2:00, 4:30, and 7:30 PM

 

Living Gallery Tickets: Teens & Adults: $18.90 and Children (Ages 6-12): $16.85

  • Tickets go on sale September 1 at Programs & Productions, in the lobby of Rodeheaver Auditorium, campus of Bob Jones University
  • Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 12PM to 5PM
  • Purchase tickets online here.
  • Call (864) 770-1372, Monday-Friday, 12PM to 5PM