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Monday, November 27 - Friday, January 05
At the Manger: World Nativity Traditions
Repeats every 1 Day(s), from 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: Marian Library and Fitz Hall
Cost: Free

The University of Dayton’s Marian Library presents a selection of its expansive and unique collection of 3,500 Nativity scenes from more than 100 countries. Join us in celebrating how people around the world ponder and picture the birth of Christ through many different cultural lenses.

As Roesch Library begins a multi-year renovation, At the Manger will take place on a smaller scale.

The Grand Open House will not be held this year.


2017 Exhibits:

A Nativity to Ponder and Celebrate

Marian Library, seventh floor of Roesch Library 
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. weekdays Nov. 27, 2017–Jan. 5, 2018 1–4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2–3
1:30–4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7
1–4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9–10
(closed Dec. 8, Dec. 25–Jan. 1)

The Marian Library Gallery will feature Nativity sets of the long hidden but rich and colorful artistic tradition of Eastern Europe. The Crèche Museum will hold variations of Nativities from East and West Africa. Reflect on Advent with Mary as you view monotypes by artist Michelle Arnold Paine.

Additional information can be found at go.udayton.edu/manger


Making the Manger:
Behind the Scenes at the Nativity Workshop

Fitz Hall, fourth floor 
10 a.m.–4 p.m. weekdays Nov. 27, 2017–Jan. 5, 2018
1–4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9–10 1:30–4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7
(closed Dec. 8, Dec. 22–Jan. 1)

See how the Marian Library and its volunteers plan and construct exhibits. Explore the many talents that are part of this labor of love. Also, view a Nativity display that illustrates our 25-year tradition.

Additional information can be found at go.udayton.edu/manger

 

Contact Information:
Name: Nancy Gerhard
Phone: 937-229-4214
Email: ngerhard1@udayton.edu