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The Saint John's Bible at the Getty

Ecclesiastes Frontispiece, Donald Jackson,
Copyright 2006, The Saint John's Bible,
Saint John’s University, Collegeville,
Minnesota USA. Scripture quotations are
from the New Revised Standard Version of
the Bible, Catholic Edition, Copyright 1993,
1989 National Council of the Churches of
Christ in the United States of America. Used
by permission. All rights reserved.

Illuminated Bibles Then and Now

The Getty Center
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Time: 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: GRI Lecture Hall
Admission: Course fee $30. Call (310) 440-7300 or go to:

"The Saint John's Bible Story,"  Tim Ternes, director of the Saint John's Bible

"Igniting the Spiritual Imagination: A Monk's Perspective,"  Fr. Eric Hollas, O.S.B.

"Illuminated Religious Books in the Middle Ages,"  Elizabeth Morrison, curator, Department of Manuscripts, J. Paul Getty Museum

Break-Out Sessions:
Calligraphy demonstration with Diane von Arx, scribe and artist of The Saint John's Bible
Guided tour of the exhibition The Art of Devotion in the Middle Ages
Viewing of the Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition

Life in Community, Aidan Hart in collaboration
with Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint
John's Bible
, Saint John's University, Collegeville,
Minnesota, USA.

The Saint John's Bible: A Contemporary Illuminated Manuscript
Lecture by Donald Jackson

The Getty Center
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations recommended. Call (310) 440-7300 or go to: http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/lectures/jackson_lecture.html

In 1998, Saint John's Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible. Jackson discusses the influences and techniques that informed his creation and how, in turn, its making provided insights into the work of the past.