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Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh: Benjamin West, P.R.A.

In this painting, Benjamin West captures one of the most dramatic events in Israel’s history.

Homeschool Days: 2024-2025

Artists in Focus

Join us for a monthly exploration of art and time from the 1600s through the 1800s! Students (ages 5-14) will closely study the lives of artists and the significant events influencing them and their choice of art medium. Each 75-minute lesson is interactive and includes a related art activity. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to view the world through various artistic styles.

Parent attendance is optional. Review our FAQs, which cover arrival and even co-op questions.

Registration: will open early August

Location: Mack Building (on the campus of Bob Jones University)

Fees per Lesson: Children–$8.50; adults–$3

Event fees are non-refundable. Adults may choose either to attend with their child(ren) or leave after student check-in for the 75-minute lesson.

 

Elementary School Lessons (K5-5th grade)

Thursday at 9:30AM and 2PM

Friday at 9:30AM, Noon, and 2PM

Middle School Lessons (6th-8th grade)

Friday at 9:30AM, Noon, and 2PM

 

Topics:

September 12-13

Rembrandt van Rijn, Master Etcher

October 3-4

Thomas Gainsborough, Prominent Draughtsman

November 7-8

Edgar Degas, Non-Traditional Sculptor

February 6-7

Claude Monet, Chief Impressionist

March 6-7

Berthe Morisot, Admired Artist

April 3-4

Vincent Van Gogh, Impasto Pioneer

Whatsoever Things Are… Excellent: Isaiah’s Lips Anointed with Fire

This tender, graceful work by Benjamin West is one of a special series of paintings commissioned by King George III to decorate a chapel at Windsor Castle.

 

Visit HERE for the next video to think on things that are Worthy of Praise.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Inspiration

In this segment, Bob Jones, Jr. shares the story behind what almost happened to this beautiful Tiffany mosaic.

Louis Comfort Tiffany

Inspiration

Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Benjamin West, P.R.A.

Isaiah’s Lips Anointed with Fire

Benjamin West, P.R.A.

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Benjamin West, P. R. A.

The Ascension

Benjamin West, P. R. A.

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To learn more about the entire series to which this painting belongs, visit here.

Gilbert Stuart

George Washington (Lansdowne portrait) 1796
Gilbert Stuart

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Benjamin West: The Progress of Revealed Religion

 

 

In 1963, the Museum & Gallery acquired seven canvases from Benjamin West’s large series, The Progress of Revealed Religion. Originally, King George III of England had commissioned West to paint this series for the king’s proposed private chapel, St. George’s, at Windsor Castle. However, because of the king’s illness and eventual madness, the chapel was never renovated, the entire series was never completed, and the paintings were never hung at Windsor. After West’s death, the completed part of the series was separated. Out of the thirteen known, extant works in the world from West’s series, seven of the paintings reside in the War Memorial Chapel on the campus of Bob Jones University.

If you’re interested in seeing the Benjamin West collection while M&G is closed, consider bringing a tour group. Learn more here.

 

 

 

These works from the series are represented in M&G’s Collection and on view:

The Ascension

St. Peter Preaching at Pentecost

Isaiah’s Lips Anointed with Fire

Christ Coming Up Out of the Jordan

Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh

Esau and Jacob Presented to Isaac

The Brazen Serpent