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Mirror of Hope

The Mirror of Hope, one of the most popular sculptures in the Marian Library's collection, depicts significant events in the history of Christianity. Artist Kevin Hanna was commissioned to create the 12-foot wide by 5-foot high sculpture, featuring more than 200 clay figures, to celebrate of the new millennium and the 150th anniversary of the University of Dayton. The Mirror of Hope was installed in Roesch Library's gallery on Oct. 12, 2000. It has since been relocated to the Marian Library's Crèche Museum.

Take a video tour 

Watch and listen as Ann Persensky, points out the many meaningful details in the Mirror of Hope. 


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