Manifold Greatness opened at the University of Minnesota in January, following an exhibit on early Bibles and religious writing entitled “The Word Made Flesh.” Here are some of the events at UMN so far:
In the image above, University of Minnesota Libraries in-house designer checks the final layout for the Manifold Greatness exhibit for its January 25 opening.
Members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Saint Paul, MN visited the University of Minnesota Wilson Library on January 27 to explore the Manifold Greatness traveling exhibit, plus the local exhibit of rare Bibles, “The Word Made Flesh.” Librarian Susan Gangl and Curator Timothy Johnson guided the group and fielded many questions. The preference for the Geneva Bible over the King James Bible in early America came as a surprise to some visitors.
Also in January, Timothy Johnson, University of Minnesota Curator of Special Collections and Rare Books, spoke about the King James Bible, and showed images from our collection of earlier Bibles and manuscripts and recent art press editions of illustrated Bibles. Tim developed “The Word Made Flesh,” an exhibit of rare Bibles, to accompany the showing of Manifold Greatness at the Wilson Library. The audience was fascinated and asked many questions! Some had already seen the exhibition, while others plan to visit in the coming weeks.
Susan Gangl is a librarian at the University of Minnesota Wilson Library.
February 3, 2012 | Categories: On Tour | Tags: "university of minnesota" "early Bibles" "Geneva Bible" "King James Bible", Authorized King James Version, Folger Shakespeare Library, Manifold Greatness, Special collections | Leave a comment