Clay County Historical Society hosts a guided tour Friday for The Saint John's Bible exhibit
The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County at the Hjemkomst Center welcomes Anne Kaese as she will be giving presentations in correlation with a new traveling exhibit, The Saint John's Bible, throughout November and December. A presentati...
The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County at the Hjemkomst Center welcomes Anne Kaese as she will be giving presentations in correlation with a new traveling exhibit, The Saint John's Bible, throughout November and December. A presentation and guided tour with paid admission is on Friday, Nov. 26, 1:30 p.m. Admission rates to the Hjemkomst Center museum are adults ($7), seniors and college students ($6), youth, 5 - 17 ($5) and children, 4 & under (free).
These amazingly brilliant works of art of the Saint John's Bible have, according to the catalog, "been created to inspire hearts and ignite imaginations." Since it has been half a millennium since a Benedictine abbey has commissioned a hand-written and hand-illustrated Bible, it is also an historical happening. Internationally celebrated Welsh calligrapher Donald Jackson has spent many years creating this masterpiece of the ages with a select group of artists and scribes. While you can see some of the latest original pages at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, near St. Cloud, this traveling exhibit consists of twenty-five reproductions specially selected to convey the grandeur and brilliance of the 160 illuminations as well as the scriptures and the clever corrections to mistakes. The exhibit will be on display in the fourth floor gallery through Monday, Dec. 27, 2010.
Presentations at the Hjemkomst will be short overviews of the project and processes used so that the audience can better appreciate the details and thoughts that have gone into the illuminations. HCSCC Executive Director Maureen Kelly Jonason says, "We recommend everyone who has an interest in The Saint John's Bible to make an extra effort to take in one of Anne Kaese's wonderful presentations. The exhibit takes on much deeper meaning after hearing and seeing her presentation."
The HCSCC collects, preserves, and presents the history and culture of Clay County and the region. The HCSCC also provides interpretation of the Hjemkomst Viking Ship, Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, and Red River Valley Exhibition and hosts traveling exhibits in 7,000 sq. feet of temporary exhibition space. The HCSCC is a community resource for 150,000 people in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area and serves an average of 40,000 visitors a year from all over the world.
For more information on the exhibit, visit our Web site at www.hcscconline.org or www.facebook.com/hcscc . The Hjemkomst Center is located at 202 First Avenue North in Moorhead.