Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Saint John's Bible: Inspiration and Illumination

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library is honored to announce the installation of a new exhibit in the Ferguson Gallery. The Saint John's Bible: Inspiration and Illumination will run from October 25 through December 3. The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours.

The St. John's Bible is a handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible. It was commissioned by the Saint John's Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minn., in 1998. Renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson coordinated teams of artists in Wales and scholars in Central Minnesota. Together, they created The Saint John's Bible, in which calligraphy and illumination bring the Word of God to life in an exquisite and inspiring blend of art and theology. Our exhibit features four books from the Heritage Edition, a fine art reproduction of the original.

In addition to the exhibit, the Library will host a faculty forum on Monday, November 8 at 4:30 pm. Please see our announcement about the Forum for complete details.

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