Illumination: The Hand of Light

Spring 2015 Exhibition

Date & Time:

Monday, February 2, 2015
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM


O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Lobby Gallery

Illuminated manuscripts are recognizably significant artworks in their own right, but they also highlight much about the artistic process. From their inception in the minds of artists, to the laying in of inks and coloring, to the final stitch in their binding, illuminated manuscripts reveal the ways in which the book arts visualize crucial texts. This exhibition draws together facsimiles of famous works including the Lindisfarne Gospels, as well as originals like the contemporary St. John's Bible, to illustrate the extraordinary talents artisans employed in creating these well-known works of art.


Reception: Friday, April 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The exhibit is a collaboration with the Sacred Arts Festival and the Colleagues of Calligraphy.

Viewing Hours
9 a.m. – 10 p.m.    Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.      Friday
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.      Saturday
Noon – 10 p.m.      Sunday

The gallery will be closed April 3-6, 2015. 


Free and open to the public.

Parking is available in the Anderson Parking Facility, corner of Grand and Cretin avenues.
Gallery location and parking directions:

The O'Shaughnessy Educational Center is handicap accessible. For accessibility requests: (651) 962-6315.


All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.