Rest on the Flight into Egypt, c1620 by Orazio Gentileschi (1563-1639)
Once again in 2012, now in its eighth year, the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery has put on a Nativity Trail telling the story of Christmas through 500 Years of Art. At the end of last month the exhibition was commended by RC Archbishop Bernard Longley, Bishop David Urquhart, the Anglican Bishop of Birmingham, and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, at an official launch.
The Archbishop of Birmingham described the Nativity Trail as: “A little sign of what it means to believe in Jesus in the market place”.The Nativity Trail is open to the public at Birmingham Museum & Art Galley until January 6, 2013. Admission is free.