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Monday, November 29 - Friday, January 07
At the Manger: World Nativity Traditions
Repeats every 1 Week(s), from 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: Roesch Library at the University of Dayton
Cost: Free

Since 1995, the University of Dayton’s Marian Library has presented a selection of its 3,600 Nativity scenes from more than 100 countries, celebrating how people around the world ponder and picture the birth of Christ through many different cultural lenses.

This year's exhibit begins in the Stuart and Mimi Rose Gallery located on the first floor of Roesch Library. This space features Nativities from Peru, Mexico, the Czech Republic and Brazil in media that include wood, paper, clay and mixed media. The pieces on display explore the ways artisans employ regional artistic media and techniques to represent the Nativity tradition. 

Next, visit the Marian Library Crèche Museum on the seventh floor to learn more about “Mirror of Hope,” a large-scale installation by artist Kevin Hanna. Also on display is “Of Fragile Beauty,” a recently restored wax Nativity from Mexico, plus additional Nativities from Mexico, Brazil and the United States.

Visit for a full list of hours and additional information. 

Contact Information:
Phone: 937-229-4214