The Art of Biblical Texts and Images : Selections from the Arca Artium Collections
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Exhibition catalogue booklet for the exhibit "What we have heard, what we have seen": The Art of Biblical Texts and Images, January 9-March 2, 2000, in the Alice R. Rogers and Dayton Hudson Galleries, Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota.
About the exhibit: This second major exhibit of holdings from the Arca Artium collections focuses on the Bible as book and as inspiration for artistic creativity. During the years that donor Frank Kacmarcik has formed the collections of Arca Artium, he has shown a particular interest in materials related to the Bible. Central both to Christian experience and to Benedictine monasticism, the Bible has also been the most important focus of artistic meditation in the western world. This exhibit follows its twin themes from the medieval period to the present day, featuring the work of both Christian and Jewish artists inspired by their meditation on the Word of God. The exhibit is designed to highlight the interplay between books and images, word and visual meditation. Many of the finest items in Arca Artium have been chosen, though by no means all of them: limitations of gallery space have compelled the curators to practice the asceticism of selection.
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St. John's University (Collegeville, Minn.), Mary F. Schaffer, and Columba Stewart. The Art of Biblical Texts and Images: Selections from the Arca Artium Collections. Collegeville, Minn: Saint John's University, 2000.