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"The Saint John's Bible: Illuminating the World for a New Millennium" Exhibit at Wartburg College

Explore the artistic and spiritual beauty of "The Saint John’s Bible"

What
  • Book Artisan Event
  • Literary Event
  • Book Discussion
When Jan 10, 2014 09:00 AM to
Feb 21, 2014 07:00 PM
Where Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa
Contact Name
Contact Phone 319-352-8460
Attendees Free and open to the public
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The seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition, a fine art reproduction of the original artwork, will be displayed at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa,  January 10-February 21, 2014.

The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey in more than 500 years. At the request of Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, calligrapher Donald Jackson, with help from many others, produced the books — each 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide when open — with more than 160 illuminations and numerous special text treatments in the 1,150 pages.

The exhibit, The Saint John’s Bible: Illuminating the Word for a New Millennium, will be displayed in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily or by appointment. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

After Feb. 21, two volumes of the Bible — the Pentateuch and the Gospels and Acts — will remain on campus and be available for public viewing through 2014. Part of the year they will be on display at Vogel Library, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA.

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