Eden to Eternity

This show contains:

  • 40 molas which are framed and ready to hang and three authentic Cuna blouses with front and back panels
  • digital file for a handout to accompany the exhibition
  • file with biblical text and description of each piece to use for labels
  • instructions for a suggested art project for children
  • binder with photos of Cuna Indians creating the molas
  • shipping and crating information (ships in one wooden crate)
  • All the molas are mounted over 16” x 20” canvas covered stretcher strips, and the fabric edges of the embroideries are exposed to more readily understand the technique.

Download the Handout (PDF)

Exhibition Calendar:

January 15 to April 15, 2015
Glencairn Museum
1001 Cathedral Road, Box 757
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009-0757
Contact: Ed Gyllenhaal Curator
267-502-2983
www.glencairnmuseum.org

This show has 40 stunning molas from the San Blas Islands off the coast of Panama that tell the story of the Bible, from the Garden of Eden to the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven. Molas are panels of reversed embroidery originally applied to the front and back of the Cuna women's blouses. Each mola is a beautifully designed interpretation of biblical stories with whimsical treatments and tender insights.

The exhibition's artwork includes 40 Molas with Biblical Themes:

1. Adam and Eve with the Animals
2. Eve and the Snake
3. Adam and Eve and Satan
4. Noah’s Ark
5. Abraham and Isaac-Sacrifice
6. Baby Moses Saved by Princess
7. Moses , Curse of the Firstborn
8. Pharaoh’s Army Drowns
9. Golden Calf
10. Walls of Jericho
11. Wise King Solomon
12. David and Goliath
13. Abigail gives food to David
14. Sampson Wrestles with the Lion
15. Jonah and the Whale
16. Jonah Under the Vine
17. Daniel in the Lion’s Den
18. Annunciation
19. Nativity with Stars
20. Birth of Christ in Stable

21. Mary and the Baby
22. Baptism of Jesus
23. Jesus & Disciples-Sea of Galilee
24. Jesus Raises the Dead
25. Woman at the Well
26. Last Supper
27. Jesus Carrying the Cross
28. Christ on the Cross
29. Crucifixion-Mary faints
30. The Death of Jesus
31. Grieving Marys
32. Jesus Dies
33. Descent from the Cross
34. La Resurrection
35. Resurrection
36. Trinity
37. Saint Francis
38. Angel with Baseball Cap
39. Angel with Banjo
40. Angel with Trumpet

Three Blouses:
41. Wise men Come to Bethlehem
42. Blouse with Two Archangels
43. King of the Jews
Cost of rental is $300 for four weeks (plus shipping).With the rental of two months the third month is free.
GALLERY

1. Adam and Eve with the Animals

2. Eve and the Snake

3. Adam and Eve and Satan

4. Noah’s Ark

5. Abraham and Isaac-Sacrifice

6. Baby Moses Saved by Princess

7. Moses , Curse of the Firstborn

8. Pharaoh’s Army Drowns

9. Golden Calf

10. Walls of Jericho

11. Wise King Solomon

12. David and Goliath

13. Abigail gives food to David

14. Sampson Wrestles with the Lion

15. Jonah and the Whale

16. Jonah Under the Vine

17. Daniel in the Lion’s Den

18. Annunciation

19. Nativity with Stars

20. Birth of Christ in Stable

21. Mary and the Baby

22. Baptism of Jesus

23. Jesus & Disciples-Sea of Galilee

24. Jesus Raises the Dead

25. Woman at the Well

26. Last Supper

27. Jesus Carrying the Cross

28. Christ on the Cross

29. Crucifixion-Mary faints

30. The Death of Jesus

31. Grieving Marys

32. Jesus Dies

33. Descent from the Cross

34. La Resurrection

35. Resurrection

36. Trinity

37. Saint Francis

38. Angel with Baseball Cap

39. Angel with Banjo/

40. Angel with Trumpet
Blouse Mola
Blouse: Wise Men
Blouse Mola FLight into Egypt
Blouse: Flight into Egypt

Cost of rental is $300 for four weeks (plus shipping).

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