New exhibition of modern art with Parsonage show

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A new exhibition of modern British art goes on display tomorrow at the Bronte Parsonage Museum.

Artists of Faith explores the relationship between the Bronte family and Methodism.

The exhibition features ten works selected from the Methodist Church Collection of Modern Christian Art.

This will be the first time work from the Methodist collection has been shown in an historic literary house setting.

The pictures will be displayed within the newly-redisplayed historic rooms of the Bronte Parsonage in Haworth.

The aim is to create “original and fascinating dialogues” between the artworks and the rooms in the Parsonage, while raising wider questions about spirituality and social conscience.

The exhibition explores connections between the Brontes and Methodism.

The Reverend Patrick Bronte's career was nurtured by John Wesley’s friend Thomas Tighe, and the family of his wife, Maria Branwell, were devout Methodists from Penzance in Cornwall.

Patrick met his future wife because he was invited to be the examiner for the Wesleyan Methodist Boarding School. Aunt Branwell was a strict Methodist and a powerful influence on the family.

The exhibition, which runs until July 30, has been curated by Leeds University research associate, Nick Cass.

The exhibition is included in admission to the parsonage. Visit bronte.org.uk for further information.

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