Exhibitions & Events

“What a privilege it is for us to be associated with this project that will bring a contemporary celebration of the beauty and power of these sacred texts to our community.”

Dr. Evan M. Maurer, former director and CEO,
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Touring Exhibition

The Saint John's Bible has been made accessible through reproduction books and prints. However, nothing compares to seeing the pages in person, the gold and platinum leaf on the vellum, the brightness of the inks, the calligraphers' marks in the margins as they test the ink and flexibility of the quill.

The Saint John's Bible began its national and international exhibition tour in April 2005 with the opening of Illuminating the Word at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This exhibit features pages from the volumes Gospels and Acts, Pentateuch and Psalms. Smaller exhibits of pages from Prophets and Wisdom Books have been shown at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library on the campus of Saint John's University. In recent years, exhibits of The Saint John's Bible have traveled to London and museums throughout the United States. For a schedule of current exhibitions of the actual manuscript pages and of print selections, see the schedule below.

For programming at Saint John’s Abbey and University, click here.

City Venue Date Volumes
Omaha, NE Joslyn Art Museum, October 5, 2019 to January 19, 2020 35 cases (70 pages) of Bible folios from all seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible, tools, a few process sketches, rare books from HMML and other museum collections.

Print Exhibitions
City Venue Date
River Falls, WI River Falls Public Library, Kleinpell Gallery January 4, 2019 through February 12, 2019

Heritage Editions on Exhibit

The Heritage Edition is on exhibit at locations around the world. Click on this link to see where the volumes are on display in your area.