December 4, 2015 – April 24, 2016
- It’s a must-see work of modern art! The Saint John’s Bible is a combination of ancient methods and materials with themes, images and technology of the 21st century and
- Genealogy of Christ, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002 The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA.
- This is the first and potentially only time original pages of The Saint John’s Bible will come to our region. Currently the pages are unbound but soon, it will be bound forever and unable to travel.
- The project was led by world-renown scribe Donald Jackson, Senior Scribe to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Crown Office, London, England.
- Did you know? Mr. Jackson produced the Royal Wedding Certificates for every recent royal wedding with the exception of William and Kate’s…because he was working to finish this project!
- It was designed to be enjoyed by people of all faiths. Experience depictions of familiar stories from both the Old and New Testament.
- Did you know? Catholic, Protestant and Jewish advisors helped to form the vision of The Saint John’s Bible by serving as consultants and members of theological committees.
- Hear the incredible story behind its creation. The project took 23 artists and calligraphers 15 years to produce!
- Pictures simply do not do this work of art justice. In person, visitors will immediately be impressed by the sheer physicality of The Saint John’s Bible (each page is 15 ¾” wide by 23 ½” tall making the book almost three-feet wide when opened).
- View some of the tools used to create the Bible including goose and swan quills, inks, hand-ground pigments, and gold and silver leaf.
- Love calligraphic arts? This is a rare opportunity to personally see such an endless stream of elegant script from the world’s best artists!
- This is the first time that 70 works from all 7 volumes have been on tour together for viewing by the public. One of the works to be displayed will be “The Birth of Christ” – perfect for a holiday visit!
- Because of the techniques used to create it, the pages of The Saint John’s Bible will be around for centuries to come and will be seen as an artifact of our time.