From it’s founding in 1967 by Mattie Caruth Byrd, The Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas has had a simple mission: To present historical and contemporary works of art and interest that encourage study, appreciation, and discourse in regards to the evident role of Biblical themes in art history, the humanities, and world culture.

Long distinguished in the arts and education community of Dallas/Fort Worth the museum and much of it’s contents, including 2,500 works of art and the widely popular galleries and displays of Jewish and Christian culture, was devastated by a massive fire in the summer of 2005. After careful consideration the Board of Directors made the decision and commitment to rebuild.
On Good Friday of 2010 the Museum of Biblical Art opened again with over 30,000 square feet of exhibition and event space.