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Virtual Exhibits & Videos

Exhibits on Demand

Marian Library faculty and staff have curated or contributed to this selection of virtual exhibits. Sit back, take your time and tour through aspects of our collections anytime and from anywhere.

Mary in Miniature: Books of Hours in the Marian Library's Collections

Books of Hours — devotional books centered on a series of prayers to the Virgin Mary — were the best-selling book in Europe for over 300 years, from 1250 to 1550. This exhibit highlights Books of Hours in the Marian Library’s collection — their art, their text and their unique (and sometimes unusual) features. Books of Hours, also called horae, not only contain artistic masterpieces in miniature, but also provide a window into the religious and social lives and customs of their medieval readers.

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Mary and Borders

Using objects from the Marian Library as inspiration, students in the Latina/Latino Religious Experiences course undertook their own exploration of the Virgin Mary's presence in physical and conceptual border spaces. The result: Mary and Bordersa compilation of narratives, videos, images, games, interactive prayers and multimedia works by students at the University of Dayton and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. 

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Presenting this selection of videos produced over the years to highlight areas of the Marian Library's collections.

CBS Sunday Morning Segment

Interview with Marian Library director Sarah B. Cahalan covering At the Manger and the Crèche collection. (2019)

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The Provencal Village Display

The story of the Provencal Village Nativity set. (2018)

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Mirror of Hope

The Mirror of Hope, a sculpture by Kevin Hanna, is a panorama encompassing the sweep of Christianity from the Creation to the City of God. (2017)

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Davis Santon Collection

This video tells the story of one particular Nativity set, purchased in southern France by Bob and Judy Davis. (2014)

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Culturally Diverse Nativities

Reflecting on how diverse cultures tell the story of Christ's birth through their own customs and traditions. (2010)

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