Through video, reproductions, and rich visual images, participants will be guided through the story of The Saint John’s Bible.
Learn about the processes, tools, methods, and materials behind the making of The Saint John’s Bible; explore several artworks through guided imagery discussions; handle vellum samples and a quill, and see a large reproduction of an entire volume.
Joslyn Art Museum Exhibition to Follow
From October 5, 2019-January 19, 2020, Joslyn Art Museum is hosting an exhibition featuring 74 folios from the first handwritten illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Monastery since the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century.
Although created using traditional manuscript materials, such as handmade ink and writing quills, ground pigments, gold leaf, and calfskin vellum pages, The Saint John’s Biblee incorporates contemporary images and events to connect traditional medieval craftsmanship with the twenty-first century. Its imagery is drawn from religious traditions beyond Christianity, including Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam, as well as Native American, Middle Eastern, and South Asian cultures, giving it a multicultural perspective open to people of all faith traditions and backgrounds.
This event is presented in partnership with the Joslyn Art Museum.
About the Speaker
Tim Ternes is the Director of The Saint John’s Bible and Programming at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library in Collegeville, Minnesota. He worked closely with the artistic team for the project facilitating project planning, exhibitions, programming, curating, and caring for the original folios of the Bible. Tim travels extensively offering presentations and educational programs for The Saint John’s Bible and museum collections.
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