Adam and Eve – The Garden and Beyond Call for Artists, Collectors and Institutions

Bible Museum at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens

Los Angeles, CA

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens

Request for Submissions

Seeking Objects for Exhibit from Artists, Collectors and Institutions



There are many beautiful and compelling images which tell the story of Adam and Eve. We are looking for depictions of the full story of Adam and Eve, from their creation to the forbidden fruit incident to their life beyond the Garden of Eden.  Interpretations of various aspects of their story range from sensual, to graphic, to farcical. The exhibit is planned for the main gallery of the Bible Museum. We already have access to works created by artists including Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall, Rudolph Bostic, and R. Crumb; as well as Illustrated Bibles from the 18th to 21st centuries, from the Biedenharn Collection. 


Exhibit Dates: Opens Thursday, March 12, 2020 – Closes Saturday, January 9, 2021


Artists, Collectors and Institutions must be willing to loan the selected work from January 2020 – January 2021


Artists, Collectors and Institutions may submit up to five works for consideration. Museum staff and selection committee members will evaluate submissions and select works. The Executive Director will approve all decisions. 


Works will be selected based on the perceived quality of the work, subject matter, and the ability of the work to safely travel. Objects may be shipped to the museum, couriered by the museum or delivered by the Artist, Collector or Institutions. 


Works do not have to be recent.


Please email the following for each submission:

  • One to four photos of the work
  • Artist’s Name
  • Artist’s Email
  • Artist’s Phone #
  • Title of Work
  • Media/Materials (all media will be considered)
  • Date of Work
  • Size of work
  • Sale Price if for sale
  • Insurance Value


Send submissions or questions to: [email protected]


Submission Deadline: Friday, September 27 - 5:00 CST

Artists will be contacted by Monday, October 21.


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