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
Saturday, Sept. 20 • 2 p.m.
The Ancient Art of Illumination
The history and process of gilding and painting manuscripts
Presented by Valerie Weilmuenster, Scribe & Illuminator
Faculty Member, St. Michael Institute of Sacred Art
Boun Natale: Crèches of ItalyThe museum’s 10th annual Christmas exhibition 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.