Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible will open in June 2014. The exhibition was realized through the collaborative efforts with the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minn.
Illuminating the Word will present 68 original pages from all seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible along with tools, sketches, materials and rare books. It will remain on view through October 2014. More
Calligraphy demonstrationConnecticut calligrapher Debby Reelitz will offer a demonstration and guide participants to try their hand at this traditional form a handwriting art on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. Free admission and parking but participation is limited.
Buon Natale: Crèches of ItalyThe museum’s 10th annual Christmas exhibition opens Monday, Dec. 1, and features Nativity scenes from Italy inspired by Italian crèche custom and heritage. The show features crèches from many regions of Italy, including a large Neapolitan diorama, and works by Italian artists in North America. The museum’s Christmas exhibitions, renowned for their quality and variety, have become a favorite seasonal tradition for southern New England residents as well as those traveling through the area at Christmastime. Admission and parking are free.
Christmas Tree FestivalThe 14th annual display of Christmas trees, colorfully and imaginatively decorated by elementary school students throughout Connecticut, opens Saturday, Dec. 6. The award winning trees will be announced at 11 a.m and there will be musical entertainment, refreshments, children's activities and a few surprises from 1-4 p.m. Join us to admire the children's talent and creativity as we begin our seasonal celebration. Admission and parking are free.
Family DayChristmas brings together families. Sunday, Dec. 28, will be a special day to enjoy the season and spirit of Christmas at the Museum. The Christmas exhibition and Christmas Tree Festival will be open, along with music, refreshments and a family fun activity. Admission and parking are free.