June 2 – August 27, 2023
Word Made Flesh, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002 The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
INSERT DINNER AT THE PHARISSEE HOUSE HERE
INSERT BIRTH OF JESUS HERE
Baptism of Jesus, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
INSERT THE BEATITUDES HERE
Creation, Donald Jackson with contribution by Chris Tomlin, Copyright 2003, The Saint John’s Bible, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
INSERT MATTHEW FRONTISPIECE HERE
INSERT MATTHEW FRONTISPIECE PHOTO HERE
INSERT ROAD TO EMMAUS HERE
THE Art of the Saint John’s Bible: A Print Exhibition of the word come to life
“One of the extraordinary undertakings of our time.”
– Smithsonian Magazine
Four Chapter Gallery is proud to host an exhibit of fifty prints from The Saint John’s Bible.
In 1998, Saint John’s Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible. This work of art unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium.
The Saint John’s Bible is a unique and stunning work of art that represents a modern-day masterpiece of the ancient art of illuminated manuscripts. Commissioned by Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota, this Bible is a collaborative effort of calligraphers, theologians, artists, and craftspeople from around the world. It was created using traditional techniques and materials, including vellum, gold leaf, and natural pigments, but with a contemporary approach and a fresh interpretation of the biblical text.
The result is a stunningly beautiful and visually striking Bible that reflects the diversity and richness of contemporary culture and the timeless wisdom of the Bible. With its intricate details and vibrant colors, The Saint John’s Bible has captured the attention of art lovers and Bible enthusiasts alike and has become a treasured work of art and a testament to the enduring power of the Bible as a source of inspiration, spiritual guidance, and hope.
June 2 & August 4 | 5:30–9:00 PM
Open Gallery Hours:
Saturdays, June 3–August 12, August 26 | 12:00–4:00 PM
Special Events with Director, Tim Ternes:
An Introduction to
The Saint John’s Bible:
Emily Cramer & Lauren Stevens
March & April 2022
KCAI Fiber Department