‘Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible’ Closes Sunday

Editor - December 28, 2012

Exhibition closes Dec. 30 at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors

Considered the Sistine Chapel of the modern era and overseen by the Benedictine monks at Saint John's Abbey in Minnesota, Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible features portions of the first modern-day Bible entirely handwritten and illuminated in 500 years. World-renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson, senior scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Crown Office at the House of Lords, serves as the project’s artistic director from his scriptorium in Wales. Also on exhibit will be a page from an original Gutenberg Bible.

Compiled from Museum of New Mexico press materials.