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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Illuminating the Word: The St. John's Bible (A Library of Congress Exhibition)

This exhibition is devoted to a single work of art, an illuminated, handwritten Bible commissioned by Saint John's University and Abbey in Minnesota. This contemporary Bible is at once old and new: a masterpiece of the ancient crafts of calligraphy and illumination that could only be made by artists of today. This unique undertaking combines a centuries-old tradition of craftsmanship with the latest capabilities of computer technology and electronic communication

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