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Columbus Museum of Art Presents The Bible Illuminated

The Columbus Museum of Art presents The Bible Illuminated, an exhibition based on seminal comic artist R. Crumb’s adaptation of the Book of Genesis. On view through JANUARY 16, 2011.

Crumb spent the last five years on this ambitious endeavor which is currently listed on The New York Times best seller list. The exhibition features some 200 individual, black and white drawings illustrating the text of the biblical stories which is reproduced word for word. Each drawing contains six to eight comic panels illustrating the stories of Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, Sodom and Gomorrah, and more. Using his signature style, Crumb’s version of the Book of Genesis adds a new twist to an old story.

The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis is organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

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