Thursday, November 26, 2015

Saint John's Bible exhibit opens at Biggs Museum on December 4th

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
"Ten Commandments - Exodus 20:1-26" by Thomas Ingmire
DELAWARE---The Biggs Museum of American Art is proud to be selected as a rare American host of "Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible, " opening to the public on Friday, December 4 from 5-8 p.m. The Saint John's Bible is a one-of-a-kind modern masterpiece of old-world calligraphy and contemporary art, created over fifteen years by the world's finest craftspeople. Art lovers, admirers of fine crafts and religious devotees alike will be captivated by this exhibit of 70 original pages from the Bible, which is written on calfskin and decorated by hand, making it the first illuminated Bible commissioned since the invention of the printing press.

The Biggs Museum of American Art: "Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible" (December 2015-March 2016); 406 Federal Street, Dover, DE; (302)674-2111; biggsmuseum.org