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Scott Peck, director of the Museum of Biblical Art and Houston philanthropist and art collector Dr. Carolyn Farb have announced plans for an ambitious show of paintings and works on paper—"Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders: the Art of Barbara Hines." Dr. Farb is serving as chairman of the by-invitation opening reception to be held at the museum October 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will also inaugurate the museum’s new National Center for Jewish Art and will be on display until August 30.

Barbara Hines is an international artist based in Texas, with studios in multiple cities. The land of Israel inspires her impressionist, yet contemporary, canvases in which she incorporates actual soil, gold dust and silver dust from Israel. She is deeply committed to sharing the beauty of Israel and to the use of art as a way to bring understanding and peace into the world—values sorely needed in light of current-day global tensions. 

“Art collectors from around the world will be coming to Dallas on October 5 for the opening of this extraordinary exhibition. It will be a monumental time for the Museum of Biblical Art, which embraces all people and cultures. The Art of Barbara Hines has the capacity to touch everyone through its haunting beauty and splendor. Her art communicates truth, revitalization and renewal,” commented Farb. “Hines’ paintings are breathtaking and intensely spiritual. They powerfully communicate the beauty of Israel and the Holy Land, said Peck. 

Barbara Hines is represented by Meredith Long & Company in Houston. Mrs. Hines and her husband, Gerald D. Hines, founder of the international real estate firm Hines, are significant philanthropists and humanitarians. They have helped students worldwide as well as architects, artists, and musicians.

Barbara Hines donates 100 percent of her proceeds from art sales to charitable causes. Certain works of art in the Museum of Biblical Art show will be available for sale with the proceeds being donated equally to the museum and to Chabad of Dallas. 

The Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas is unlike any museum in the world.  It has a simple mission: to display art with a Biblical theme.  It is one of the few museums in the country that is devoted to Biblical themes.  It was established in 1967 and named the Museum of Biblical Art in 1999.  Nothing of its size exists in the United States, making it a treasure trove for art enthusiasts. Diverse types of art are exhibited including bronze sculpture installations, drawings, fine prints, and oil paintings. Specialized galleries have been created for Biblical Archaeology, Jewish Art, Religious Architecture, Israeli Art, African American Art and Hispanic Art. 

The Museum is a cultural crossroads, utilizing art for tolerance and understanding reflected in the various archaeological exhibits and decorative art from Israel and the Holy Land.  The MBA's vision encompasses the classical arts with a call to beauty which emphasizes Biblical figurative art illustrating the narratives of the Bible, and a call to the study of classical Greco-Roman art, archaeology and architecture. 

Museum featured artists Include:  John Singer Sargent, Marc Chagall, Jacques Lipchitz, Ben Shahn, Paolo Veronese, Francesco Guardi, Agam, Kathe Köllwitz, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Emil Nolde, James Tissot, Oskar Kokoschka, Bernard Buffet, Andy Warhol, Everett Shinn, John Marin, and many more.

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