Artful Inspiration

Artist draws international crowd to Dallas for Museum of Biblical Arts triumph

Artist draws international crowd to Museum of Biblical Arts triumph

Barbara Hines, Gerald Hines, Barbara Hines Opening
Barbara Hines, Gerald Hines Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Capera and Debbie Ryan, Barbara Hines Opening
Capera Ryan, Debbie Ryan Photo by Fulton Davenport
Jan Strimple, Barbara Hines Opening
Jan Strimple Photo by Fulton Davenport
Kim Rozelle, George Lancaster, Barbara Hines Opening
Kim Rozelle, George Lancaster Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Diane and D. Harold Byrd, III, Board Member-Museum of Biblical Art, Barbara Hines Opening
Diane Byrd, D. Harold Byrd III Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Kirk Kibler, Dr. Carolyn Farb, Scott Peck, Barbara Hines Opening
Kirk Kibler, Dr. Carolyn Farb, Scott Peck Photo by Fulton Davenport
ackClint and Judy Blman, Owner-Blumengarten, barbara hines opening
Clint Blackman, Judy Blackman Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Gayle Stoffel, Jacque Wynne, Barbara Hines opening
Gayle Stoffel, Jacque Wynne Photo by Fulton Davenport
William W., III and  Minnie Caruth, Barbara Hines opening
William W. Caruth III, Minnie Caruth Photo by Fulton Davenport
Chris and Cathy Packard, Bob Hopkins, Mysteries, Signs and Wonders:The Art of Barbara Hines
Chris Packard, Cathy Packard, Bob Hopkins Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Barbara Hines, Gerald Hines, Barbara Hines Opening
Capera and Debbie Ryan, Barbara Hines Opening
Jan Strimple, Barbara Hines Opening
Kim Rozelle, George Lancaster, Barbara Hines Opening
Diane and D. Harold Byrd, III, Board Member-Museum of Biblical Art, Barbara Hines Opening
Kirk Kibler, Dr. Carolyn Farb, Scott Peck, Barbara Hines Opening
ackClint and Judy Blman, Owner-Blumengarten, barbara hines opening
Gayle Stoffel, Jacque Wynne, Barbara Hines opening
William W., III and  Minnie Caruth, Barbara Hines opening
Chris and Cathy Packard, Bob Hopkins, Mysteries, Signs and Wonders:The Art of Barbara Hines

Accomplished painter and philanthropist Barbara Hines drew a crowd of more than 450 for the opening of the exhibition “Mysteries, Signs and Wonders: The Art of Barbara Hines” at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas. Among the admirers were guests from Houston, New York, Italy and Israel.

The opening was chaired by Houstonian Carolyn Farb, who welcomed the Bayou City contingent led by Hines' husband, internationally renowned developer Gerald Hines. The evening also served to inaugurate the new National Center for Jewish Art, housed in the museum and focusing on Jewish and Israeli artists as well as historical and religious artifacts and ceremonial items for study.

The NCJA fulfills the need for a Jewish museum in the Southwest and intends to teach the basics of Judaism and the Jewish faith through art, bring contemporary Israeli and Jewish art to a broader audience, and break down prejudice and misconceptions. 

Visitors — including Capera Ryan, Debbie Ryan, Jan Strimple, Kim Rozelle, George Lancaster, Judy and Clint Blackman, and Minnie and William W. Caruth III — viewed the exhibition of 60 paintings and works on paper that will be on view at the museum through August 2015. Barbara Hines is noted for her unique oeuvre that combines impressionist treatment with contemporary style. A descendant of German Holocaust survivors, Hines says that she finds inspiration for her works in Israel and in Judaic themes.

The artist donates 100 percent of the sales of her works to charitable causes. Proceeds from sales of selected works in the exhibition will be divided between the museum and Chabad of Dallas.