Museum of the Bible tour brings 40-foot Gutenberg Gates to campus


Museum of the Bible tour brings 40-foot Gutenberg Gates to campus is in the past.

As part of a national, five-city campaign, the Museum of the Bible, set to open next month in Washington, D.C., is touring the country with exact 40-foot-tall replicas of the Gutenberg Gates and will make a stop in Nashville at Lipscomb University Oct. 16-17.

Lipscomb University is the second stop on the five-city tour that includes visits to Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and New York City’s Times Square before the gates reach their final destination in Washington, D.C. The Gutenberg Gates will be on display at Lipscomb Oct. 16-17 in conjunction with the 48th annual GMA Dove Awards held in the university’s Allen Arena on Oct. 17.

The public is invited to view the gates on Monday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and from 9:20-10 p.m. The gates will be located in the Allen Arena Mall near the Allen Bell Tower. Admission is free. Visitors are asked to park at Woodmont Hills Church, located at 3710 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37204, and take a free shuttle to campus that will drop guests off near the display.

When the Museum of the Bible opens its doors on Nov. 17, 2017, just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., guests will enter the 430,000 square-foot structure through the two towering gates, each weighing over 12 tons. Made of bronze, the Gutenberg Gates bear the words Genesis 1:1-31 in Latin, as found in the Gutenberg Bible, the first book created using the printing press. The gates were recreated by fabrication specialists, Scenic Industries, using truss, plywood, truss wrap, exterior vinyl and light weight brick facade, the replica

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