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The Saint John's Bible: A Modern Vision of Medieval Methods Opens at the Walters Feb.15

First handwritten illuminated Bible to be commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since the advent of the printing press 500 years ago

Baltimore—The Walters Art Museum presents The Saint John’s Bible: A Modern Vision through Medieval Methods, an exhibition showcasing 44 contemporary illuminated manuscript pages from two volumes of a Bible commissioned by Saint John’s Abbey and University in Minnesota. In addition, 49 renowned Walters’ manuscripts and rare books, from a variety of religious traditions, will set the The Saint John’s Bible within the historical context and global traditions of decorating sacred text. The exhibition will be on view from Feb. 15 to May 24, 2009.

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