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    Exhibits and Tours

    The main exhibits take place on the University of Dayton campus in the Roesch Library building. Small exhibits of nativities from the Marian Library collections are shown at different locations in the greater Dayton region.

    Tours

    Self-guided tours are enhanced by descriptive labels and Seek and Find activity.

    Guided tours for groups of 6 or more may be requested by calling 937-229-4214.


    And Now the World

    11.29.2014 - 01.25.2015

    Roesch Library, first-floor gallery
    Hours 
    937-229-4234

    Closed Dec. 8; Dec 24 – 28; Jan. 1-4; and Jan. 19

    Celebrate the impressive diversity of the Christmas traditions in this year’s exhibit of more than 100 global Nativities including many from the newly acquired collection of Judy and Bob Davis of California. The Davis family traveled extensively, purchasing Nativity sets from the many countries they visited, including Bulgaria, Fiji and Kyrgyzstan.


    Exhibit of Creche Creation Contest Entries

    11.29.2014 - 01.25.2015

    Roesch Library, first-floor gallery
    Hours 
    937-229-4234

    Closed Dec. 8; Dec 24 – 28; Jan. 1-4; and Jan. 19

    See original Nativities created by students from Dayton-area Catholic and Christian schools; prizes will be awarded at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29.


    A Global Village

    11.29.2014 - and continuing throughout 2015

    Marian Library Crèche Museum, Roesch Library, seventh floor
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

    1–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 25

    Closed Dec. 8; Dec. 24–28; Jan. 1–4; and Jan. 19

    Our Global Village is a Provençal French village built around 150 beautifully clothed Provençal nativity figures, 7-12” tall.  These are a precious gift from the estate of Fr. LaCasse and a treasured addition to our collection in 2014.


    Christmas Between Beauty and Beast - H. F. Grohs

    11.29.2014 - 01.25.2015

    Marian Library Crèche Museum, Roesch Library, seventh floor
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

    1–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 25

    Closed Dec. 8; Dec. 24–28; Jan. 1–4; and Jan. 19

    Christmas is not facile beauty. It addresses the beastly realities of life. This display contrasts the art of Hummel, Böhm and Lladró with an Expressionist vision of the Nativity.


    The All-American Creche

    12.03.2014-01.04.2015

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

    This year’s exhibit at Gallery St. John will concentrate exclusively on crèches of the United States.

    Special Arrangements

    University Libraries Exhibits

    Roesch Library 
    300 College Park 
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1360

    9372294094