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November 5, 2011

"Picturing the Parables: When God Told Stories"

The Billy Graham Center Museum at Wheaton College has a new exhibit on display now through February 26, 2011.

The 24-piece exhibit, titled Picturing the Parables: When God Told Stories, is a collection of artwork by 20 contemporary artists. The 24-piece exhibit updates the imagery of the parables of Jesus for our own time.

Each artist has taken the details of a parable and expanded the narratives with both time-honored and non-traditional art forms, including copperplate etchings, painted wood panels, colored pencil drawings, watercolors, mixed media construction and more. The exhibit is on loan from Christians in the Visual Arts, an organization that exists to explore and nurture the relationship between the visual arts and the Christian faith.

Museum hours are Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $4 for general admission, $3 for students and seniors, $1 for children under twelve and $10 for families.

The Billy Graham Center Museum is located at 500 College Avenue in Wheaton. The museum offers free parking and is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 630.752.5909.