The Rains Came Down
IN THIS SHOW
The Rains Came Down:
Noah and the Ark
Imagined with a vast variety of living things parading into the ark two-by-two,
the animals intrigue most youth who hear the story of Noah’s ark and the
cargo it carried. The story of the flood has fascinated children and adults
alike for centuries and has captured the imagination of the artist like no
other biblical narrative. Medieval artists depicted the horrors of people
clamoring for high ground but more recent interpretations view the event
with humor and delight.
This exhibition has 30 pieces from diverse sources and in a variety of media,
some of which include: etchings by Marc Chagall, Ben Zion and Arthur Geisert, a 17th century engraving, paintings by outsider artists Rudolph Bostic and Dorethy Gorham, two molas from the San Blas Islands off Panama, a stencil print by Japanese artist Sadao Watanabe, and charming wood sculpted Noah’s arks. Together they promise the viewer a delightful few minutes of exploring anew the beloved story of Noah and the Ark.
The exhibition's artwork includes
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Cost of rental is $400 per month (plus shipping). There is a two-month minimum. With the rental of two months the third month is free.
"During the Friday Art Walk a group of students from Flint U of M entered our church. Being first time visitors, I took them on a tour to see our Tiffany Stain glass windows in our Sanctuary. There, I inquired what they were studying and where they were from. Two were from India and two were from Nigeria.
In route to the chapel, I led them through our Hallway Gallery. In the Hallway Gallery was our featured exhibit, "The Rain Came Down: Noah and the Ark." The students took quite a bit of time to carefully study these works. Shortly after the students left, they returned bringing several more friends to observe the exhibit and windows. A little while later they brought in two finely dressed older women wearing Saris. Apparently the visiting mothers of the Students from India. All left wearing big smiles. The next day, I shared this enthusiastic response with Mark Riddles, Minister of Music and Fine Arts. He responded by pointing out that every culture, region and religion throughout time and history has a flood story.
Thank you for sharing this most interesting and enjoyable exhibit."
-- Rosemary Lutz
1. Story of the Flood, Unknown
2. The Flood, Sandra Bowden
3. Permit, Geisert
4. Building the Ark, Nicholas Chapron
5. Ark Building I, Geisert
6. Ark Building II, Geisert
7. Ark Moon, Geisert
8. Loading the Ark, Geisert
9. Helper, Geisert
10. Noah’s Ark, mola
11. The Flood, William von Kaulbach
12. Noah’s Ark, Sadao Watanabe
13. Noah's Ark, Unknown Haitian artist
14. Noah’s Ark, George Smith
15. Noah’s Ark, unknown Guatemalan artist
16. Tub Ark, George John
17. Noah’s Ark, Arthur Geisert
18. Noah’s Ark Gourd, unknown
18. Noah’s Ark Gourd, unknown (reverse)
19. Noah’s Ark, Tim Hitchcock
20. Noah and the Dove, mola
21. Noah and the Dove, Ben Zion
22. Noah send out, Chris Overvoorde2
23. The Dove of the Ark, Marc Chagall
24. Noah’s Ark, Joan Bohlig
25. Noah’s Journey End, Rudolph Bostic
26. Noah Freeing the Animals, Nicholas Chapron
27. After the Flood, Rudolph Bostic
28. Noah’s Ark, Dorethey Gorham
29. Noah Built an Altar, Nicholas Chapron
30. The Promise, Sandra Bowden
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Exhibitions of this Collection
January 22 to May 12, 2017
The Basilica of Saint Mary
PO Box 50010, 88 17th St N,
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Contact Johan van Parys
September 1 to November 30, 2015
St Andrews Church
440 Whilden St
Mt Pleasant, SC 29484
Contact Dwight Huthwaite: email@example.com
May 5 to July 30, 2015
First Presbyterian Church of Flint
746 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48503
c/o Mark Riddles
Contact Ed Bradley: firstname.lastname@example.org
February 1 - March 30, 2015
Cross View Lutheran Church
6645 McCauley Trail W.
Edina, MN 55439
Contact Rebecca Waller: email@example.com
952-941-1094 ext. 201
The show rents for $400 /month, with a minimum of 4 weeks per venue. With the rental of two months the third month is free.
Bowden Collections offers a variety of traveling exhibitions available to museums, churches, colleges and seminaries: several feature the work of important historical artists such as Georges Rouault, Marc Chagall, Ottos Dix and Alfred Manessier; others explore topics related to the Bible. A packet containing everything needed to mount the exhibition with files for labels, itemized lists, a brochure or flyer in PDF format, high-resolution digital files of art in the exhibition, and shipping information is provided. Venues are responsible for the rental fee and shipping, usually to the following venue.