Exhibitions & Events
Dr. Evan M. Maurer, former director and CEO,
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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.
|Oklahoma City, OK||Oklahoma City Museum of Art||October 15, 2016 – January 8, 2017||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.|
|Moorhead, MN||Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County Hjemkomst Center||October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017||34 cases (68 pages) of Bible folios from all seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible, tools, a few process sketches, 6 rare books from HMML.|
|Atchison, KS||Benedictine College||March 13, 2017 through April 16, 2017|
|Kenosha, WI||The H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage College||November 6, 2017 through December 14, 2017|
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.