The Loyola/Notre Dame Library will host an exhibit featuring portions of a Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible through Dec. 3 in its Ferguson Gallery.
The Saint John’s Bible is a handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible commissioned by Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minn. Renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson coordinated teams of artists in Wales and scholars in Minnesota to work together to create 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. The Heritage Edition is a fine art reproduction of the original. A world-class team of scribes, artists, and craftspeople have guided its development from the ink first touching the vellum to ensure that each of its 1,150 pages and 160 illuminations maintains the awe-inspiring artistic intent of the original. The Heritage Edition program allows the beauty of the original Saint John’s Bible to be enjoyed by students, academics, and many others throughout the world.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during Library hours: for the general public, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday; and noon – 11 p.m. Sunday). Closed Nov. 24 and 25, closing at 5 p.m. Nov. 23.
The Loyola/Notre Dame Library is located at 200 Winston Ave., Baltimore, Md., 21212.
For more information on The Saint John’s Bible, visit www.saintjohnsbible.org.
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