NEW YORK CITY DOUBLES FUNDING FOR THE MUSEUM OF BIBLICAL ART (MOBIA)
New York — The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has awarded a grant of $160,000 to The Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA), doubling its support. MOBIA was selected after a rigorous application process in which over 1,000 cultural organizations competed. The six-figure sum, to be granted over a two-year period, is a dramatic increase. Last year, the DCA awarded MOBIA $6,000 and, in August 2007 announced a one-year award of $80,000, which has now been doubled.
"We are proud to have been selected for multi-year support from the DCA and thus recognized as a promising young institution in the cultural life of our City," said Dr. Ena Heller, MOBIA's Executive Director.
The DCA grant will be applied towards upcoming exhibitions and a broad array of activities. Council Member Gale Brewer commented: "I am pleased that the Museum of Biblical Art with its interesting exhibits will receive substantial City support over the next two fiscal years through the Department of Cultural Affairs. I know that local residents will enjoy the Museum and take part in the dialogue it fosters with its engaging exhibits."
MOBIA provides exhibitions, tours, lectures, concerts, panel discussions and other events for the general public and scholars, as well as special programs for children and families. Suggested admission to MOBIA is $7.00.
MOBIA is located at 1865 Broadway at 61st Street , near Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm; Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm; and Monday, closed. For more information call (212) 408-1500 or visit www.mobia.org.