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Specialized Tours

Specialized Focus Tours (for adults)

Cultural Discovery Tours (for students)

The following tours are available for groups of at least 10 or more by reservation only according to scheduling availability. Tours are 45 minutes in length. Schedule at least two weeks in advance.


Students (K5-12): educational discounts are available

Adults (College age and above): $5 per person

Note: There is a non-refundable reservation fee to book your tour.


Luther’s Journey: Experience the History 

Gustafson Fine Arts Center, campus of Bob Jones University

For adults and students (6th-12th grade)

This focus exhibition features paintings from M&G’s internationally respected Old Master collection.  Tour the exhibit and take a closer look at the man, Martin Luther, by understanding more about his life’s circumstances in the 1500s—a plague circling Europe, the scarcity and inaccessibility of books, the normalcy of illiteracy, and the exacting authority of church and state. Luther’s life journey reminds us that ordinary people can be used by God to inspire extraordinary and enduring change.

Request tour HERE or call to schedule: (864) 770-1331, Ext. 1070


Benjamin West: The Father of American Painting

War Memorial Chapel, campus of Bob Jones University

For adults and students (3rd-12th grade)

From an aspiring artist in rural Pennsylvania plucking the hairs of his cat’s tail for a home-made paintbrush to working as History Painter to the King of England during the Revolutionary War, Benjamin West led a remarkable life of influence, and his paintings detail his story of amazing opportunities! Tour this monumental collection of paintings commissioned by King George III and discover their significance in history.

Request tour HERE or call to schedule: (864) 770-1331, Ext. 1070


Exploring Ancient Cultures

Museum & Gallery

For adults and students (2nd-12th grade)

History enthusiasts and pupils of archaeology will marvel again at the developments of past civilizations and their preserved practices by examining treasures from ancient Egyptian, Roman, and Hebrew cultures.  Come examine more than 250 antiquities including a first-century ossuary, a Torah scroll, Roman glass, Egyptian make-up, and a Hebrew baby rattle. Learning about the everyday lives and customs of generations before us are revealing and fascinating!

This tour is not currently available.


Jerusalem Chamber

Mack Library

For adults and students (6th-12th grade)

Step back into the pages of Bible translation history by visiting our own Jerusalem Chamber, a replica of the famous fourteenth-century room in Westminster Abbey. This chamber is where the commissioned men convened to write the King James Version of the Bible. Here you will discover a treasure of rare Bibles, the very translations that inspired the Protestant Reformation. The collection includes John Wycliffe’s New Testament, an original 1608 edition of the Geneva Bible, a 1611 edition of the KJV, and a rare copy of Martin Luther’s 1522 German translation.

This tour is not currently available.

ArtBreak: An M&G Podcast



During the academic year of 2020-2021, M&G’s monthly ArtBreak is featured in a different format—a podcast to enjoy on any personal break!  Like our normal in-person lunch and lecture construct, you’ll still get to hear from various M&G staff members and guests for each, roughly 35-minute program—in the comfort and safety of your own surroundings. Listen in monthly right here or on Spotify or Apple Podcasts!

Schedule: Podcasts are posted the 2nd Thursday of each month.

September 10—What is ArtBreak?


October 8—Gut Reaction: Favorites in M&G’s Collection


November 12—On Location: Closing & Opening an Exhibition


December 10—Gut Reaction: What is your favorite Christmas-themed artwork?


January 14—Conversation with a Conservator


February 11—A Conversation: What is Museum on the Move?


March 11—Insights: What Artist(s) do you think should be a household name?


April 8—On Looking at Art

Click on the links below, if you would like to see the described works from the April podcast:
Linda McCray
Lucas Cranach, the Younger
Priscilla Roberts


May 13—Gut Reaction: Art Experiences to Remember

M&G Makers Market 2021

During BJU’s Homecoming events on October 8-9, M&G hosts a curated market of handmade art, crafts, and designs created by BJU grads, current and former faculty/staff, and current and former students. The Makers come from around the country and feature a variety of items including handmade cards, pottery, illustrations, watercolor paintings, jewelry, fiber art, woodworking, calligraphy, gourmet popcorn and more!

  • Market Time: Saturday, October 9 from 10AM-5PM
  • Market Location: on campus, 2nd floor Welcome Center
  • Admission: Free Event and open to the public to enjoy


Application Process: 

M&G’s 5th annual Makers Market Application Portal is closed; we are no longer accepting submissions.

Selection Process: 

Following the closure of the application process, a jury of BJU grads will review all submissions and choose which artists will participate in the Market in the following categories: 2D Fine Art, 3D Fine Art, To Wear, Paper Goods, Fiber Art, and Everything Else.

  • Once the jury makes its choices based on quality, price point, and variety, M&G will contact the chosen Makers to accept their admission and pay their booth fee to participate.

Makers Announcement: August 2021

M&G will announce in August the 2021 Makers on Facebook, Instagram, our website, and email.


More to Enjoy:

For other events and programming during Homecoming, visit here.

If you would like to receive M&G updates, click here.

Living Gallery 2021: A New Creation

Living Gallery is a boldly unique presentation weaving together drama, choirs, instrumentalists and sacred masterworks of art depicting Christ’s ministry and passion.  Great works of art “come alive” as they are enlarged to life-size on stage and filled with live models.

Location: Rodeheaver Auditorium, campus of Bob Jones University

Performance Times: 

Thursday, April 1 at 7:30 PM

Friday, April 2 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 3 at 2:00, 4:30, and 7:30 PM

Note: There will be no webcast of the program.


Living Gallery Tickets: Teens & Adults: $18.90 and Children (Ages 6-12): $16.85

  • Tickets are on sale at Programs & Productions, in the lobby of Rodeheaver Auditorium, campus of Bob Jones University
  • Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 12PM to 5PM
  • Purchase tickets online here.
  • Call (864) 770-1372, Monday-Friday, 12PM to 5PM

Parking: Parking is available on the campus of Bob Jones University.


M&G Easter Exhibit:

Atrium Lobby of Rodeheaver Auditorium

On performance days, enjoy a display of works from the Museum & Gallery supporting the themes of Living Gallery including St. Peter Denying Christ by German seventeenth-century painter, Christoph Paudiss.