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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - If you want to make your Good Friday a little bit better there is a new exhibit that has opened up at the Biedenharn Museum. Nolan Crane went on a tour and shows us the sculptures that have traveled from Dallas to help us reflect on the life of Jesus.

If pictures say a thousand words these sculptures portraying the crucifixion of Jesus Christ tell more than just a story. They bring the bible to life and inspire visitors.

"This is a nice place to be because you will find out the power in the bible, how much we need to know about Jesus," says Elida Andrade.

The 14 Stations of the Cross just arrived to the Biedenharn Museum and they will be here on display for the next year. The executive director says the artist has a story to tell almost as much as each masterpiece he created.

"In the early 70's when the Pieta, a sculpture by Michael Angelo, when it was damaged he was brought in by the Vatican to repair it. I think that more than anything tells you the quality of the work that we're looking at, there quite astonishing," said Ralph Calhoun.

There is also a Bible museum on display. Their collection includes more than 60 of them ranging from the worlds' smallest which fits in a matchbox, to a leaf of the Gutenburg Bible.

"We've got things from a manuscript that was written in the 1100's, all the way up to the Lego Bible that was produced just two or three years old where all of the illustrations in that Bible are diagrams," said Calhoun.

You can even celebrate the Christian holiday on Saturday with the Easter Bunny and pose with candy and treats. If you don't want to wait until then, you can join others and make your own Easter traditions.

The Biedenharn Museum will be open Saturday from 10 am to- 4 pm. The museum will be closed on Easter Sunday.

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