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Fort Worth, Texas: Wax Last Supper

Restored in 2009, a waxy feast that was first exhibited in a local shopping center in the 1950s.

Christian Arts Museum

3221 Hamilton Ave., Fort Worth, TX
In the Christian Arts Museum, at the corner of Hamilton and Bailey Aves, on the north edge of the city's cultural district. The museum entrance is on Bailey.
W-Sa 10 am - 3 pm or by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Fort Worth, Texas - Ft. Worth: Last Supper Wax Back
Ft. Worth: Last Supper Wax Back: For a dozen years a life-size wax version of The Last Supper has languished in a Texas closet, the heads of Jesus and his disciples stored in boxes. Delays kept it there despite promises of its return in 2005 and 2007 and 2008. [09/01/2009] Complete Story...

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Christian Arts Museum Last Supper

The Christian Arts Museum's life-size wax figures of The Last Supper are very real in appearance. From what I understand there are only three of these displays left from six originals. Other Christian art is also on display that is worth seeing. I was told that starting the day after Thanksgiving the museum will display Nativity scenes from around the world.

[D Geer, 10/28/2014]

Praised for its detail, this particular wax Last Supper was first displayed in Texas in the 1950s.

Last Supper.

Wax Last Supper

The wax sculpture is now at the Christian Arts Museum and is pretty much the only art there worth seeing. It is free admission though, and a friendly man was very welcoming and gave us a lot of information. It's nice that you can walk right up to the display and take as many pictures as you want. I was surprised by how accurate it is to the original painting.

There was also free postcards of the display!

[Naomi Haverland, 12/15/2013]

The Last Supper.

Last Supper Exhibit

It's an exhibit at the Southern Baptist Commission TV-Radio studio. You go in the east door and there's this life-size wax carving -- huge -- of the Last Supper scene. The host tells you how she brushes the statues' real human hair.

You have to be reverent but you can buy postcards of the wax Jesus and disciples.

[Buck, 01/12/1999]

August 2006: The exhibit closed in 1997 and the figures went into storage. Plans have been underway for a Christian Arts Museum to display the sculptures in the arts district of Fort Worth. Though projected to open in late 2005, many deadlines have passed and the Museum is now projected to open in late 2008. Here's an old photo from its glory days in the Southern Baptist Convention building.

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