Archive for the ‘Adult Programming’ Category

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

May 13—Gut Reaction: Art Experiences to Remember

M&G Makers Market 2020: Canceled

During BJU’s Homecoming events, M&G takes pleasure in hosting the annual Makers Market, featuring work from BJU grads, present and past BJU students, and current and retired BJU faculty/staff.

However with the ongoing risks and challenges of COVID-19 and because we care about all of the people that are part of this special event, we have decided to cancel Makers Market 2020, which was scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2020.

We’re disappointed to lose an opportunity to interact with you and to share some new artisans with you this fall, but please know that we’re still sharing the Collection with communities at home and abroad in a variety of ways that you too may want to enjoy—museum loans, periodic updates From the Director, online enrichment like A Closer Look and History in Pictures, and developing digital lessons for Homeschool Days and Museum on the Move.

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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!

Due to COVID-19 precautions, 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.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, this tour is not currently available.

Living Gallery

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.

Please Note: A decision is still being determined regarding a webcast of and/or public attendance to Living Gallery 2021: A New Creation. For questions, please contact the Box Office at (864) 770-1372.