Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible

An epic work of art

Oct 23, 2011 through Dec 30, 2012

New: Exhibition's run extended to December 30, 2012.

Considered the Sistine Chapel of the modern era and overseen by the Benedictine monks at Saint John's Abbey in Minnesota, Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible features portions of the first modern-day Bible entirely handwritten and illuminated in 500 years. World-renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson, senior scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Crown Office at the House of Lords, serves as the project’s artistic director from his scriptorium in Wales. Also on exhibit will be a page from an original Gutenberg Bible. A series of lectures, musical performances and calligraphy workshops accompany the exhibit, which serves as a companion to Contemplative Landscape.

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Scenes from the exhibition

Scenes from the exhibition

Scenes from the exhibition

Scenes from the exhibition

Scenes from the exhibition

Wisdom Woman

Job Frontispiece

Ecclesiastes

Donald Jackson

Creation

Suffering Servant

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