Faith and art have a long history. If you’re interested in the two, you may be interested in an exhibit at the Biggs Museum featuring a handwritten and illustrated Bible:

The Biggs Museum of American Art is exceptionally proud to be a rare American host ofIlluminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible. Be the first to vew this international exhibition which features 70 pages of The Saint John’s Bible, the first monumental hand-illuminated bible to be commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in over 500 years. Of the 70 pages included in the exhibition, they span all 7 books of the Bible. This is the first time pages from all 7 books have been on display together.

Be the first to see this exciting exhibition and enjoy refreshments from Caffe Gelato!

St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, commissioned the enormous art project of an entire hand-written and illuminated Bible: every word, every artwork, every image, from one of the best-known contemporary scribes and illuminators in the world, Donald Jackson. The artist’s team worked for almost fifteen years to adorn each vellum page of The Saint John’s Bible using the same tools and materials that medieval monks used to create Bibles before the invention of the printing press: quill and ink. These inspiring accomplishments will be accompanied by a display of tools, materials and artists’ drafts used in the Bible’s creation at the Biggs Museum December 2015-March 2016.

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There is a reception this Friday night at 5pm if you want to be one of the first to see it. For more information about the reception, check out the Facebook event here.