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.