About 30 United Methodists, with family and friends, relished a night named in their honor at the famed Philadelphia Museum of Art June 25. Co-sponsored by St. Luke’s UMC in Bryn Mawr and Tindley Temple UMC, the pay-what-you-want visit featured a gathering with Bishop Peggy Johnson and a volunteer museum docent who inspired discovery and discussion on the profound relationship between art and faith.
Then visitors toured the massive treasury of art–including a portrait of John Wesley and scenes of the Passion of Christ, the Madonna and Child and other religious and non-religious themes. The Rev. David Tatgenhorst, St. Luke’s pastor, organized this second-time meet-up affair.
Here, viewing Impressionist masterpieces by Picasso (top) and Monet (below) are Vicki Baker and Maurice Simmons of Tindley Temple UMC (top) and the Rev. Gary Nicholson and his daughter Rachel (below).
John Coleman photos.