Presents the story of the book’s creation, exploring the relationship between faith, art, and the written word. The exhibition features a selection of 70 original unbound folios from all seven volumes of the Bible project, including illuminations for the scriptural accounts of Creation, Esther, Genealogy of Christ, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Alongside the folios, the exhibition presents the tools, materials, and sketches used in the project along with a small number of rare books and manuscripts from HMML’s collections. These provide a historical context for the manuscript tradition and serve as a testament to the durability of the traditional methods and materials used in making the manuscript.
Dr. Julie Pierotti, Martha R. Robinson Curator, Dixon Gallery and Gardens; Tim Ternes, Director of Programming