The Two Thieves
Matthew 27:38, 44; Mark 15:27, 32; Luke 23:33, 39–43; John 19:18
Holy Week and Easter rehearse Christianity’s great exodus narrative, in which the tribulations of an enslaved people are relived in the sufferings of one man. His going through the ‘deep waters’ of death recalls the ancient Israelites’ passing through the Red Sea, and the morning of the resurrection marks the glorious dawn of liberty after captivity. These exhibitions illuminate the journey of Christ to the cross, to the dead, and into the glory of a new creation.