Exhibits

And Animals Were There

11.30.2013 - 01.26.2014

First Floor Roesch Gallery
Hours (or call 937-229-4234)
Closed Dec. 24 – 25; Dec. 31 – Jan. 1; limited hours on Jan. 20.

Tradition tells that animals are the most faithful companions of the Christ Child. Who are these animals; where do they come from? This exhibit answers these questions from the unique viewpoints of people throughout the world. 

The Little Saints

11.30.2013 - 01.26.2014

Second Floor Roesch Library
Hours (or call 937-229-4234)
Closed Dec. 24 – 25; Dec. 31 – Jan. 1; limited hours on Jan. 20

The “little Saints” are the many small and varied figures accompanying the Holy Family. They were once real Saints pictured on Holy Cards. From pictured Saints, they became popular figures before they were called santons to represent all walks and trades of life.

Christmas - a Celebration of Beauty

11.30.2013 - and continuing throughout 2014

Seventh Floor Marian Library Crèche Museum
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. through Jan. 26, 2014
Closed Dec. 24 – 25; Dec. 31 – Jan. 1; with limited hours on Jan. 20.

The message creates the medium, and so the joy of Christmas begets the beauty of nativities. The Christmas traditions are manifold, but they all come together in the beauty of love received and shared.

Visual Piety: an exhibit of Holy Cards

11.30.2013 - 01.26.2014

Seventh Floor Marian Library Gallery
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. through Jan. 26, 2014
Closed Dec. 24 – 25; Dec. 31 – Jan. 1; with limited hours on Jan. 20.

Holy cards are mementos of piety, a visual expression and reminder of personal devotion. The exhibit shows cards from the extensive collections of Brent Devitt and the Marian library.

Africa meets Asia, meets Australia

12.04.2013-01.05.2014

The Gallery St. John
4400 Shakertown Road, Dayton, Ohio
Wednesday – Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. or by appointment
937-320-5405

As Christianity expanded, nativities expanded to become African, Asian, and Australian.