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A Sneak Peek at the Marian Library’s Upcoming Exhibit

The Library’s anniversary exhibit, opens next month and will feature displays of the history of the Marian Library and highlights of Marian Library collections.

Fine and Performing Arts

Intriguing and Ancient: A Photographic Exhibit of Black Madonnas

In an exhibit opening June 25 in the Marian Library, religious architecture photographers Dennis Aubrey and PJ McKey of Sugar Grove, Ohio, explore the mysterious origin and intriguing significance of Black Madonnas in French shrines.

Fine and Performing Arts

The Prints of Benjamin Miller

The Marian Library is featuring a progressive exhibit of woodcuts that we hope will bring you back to see more.

Celebrating 75 Years

2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the Marian Library. Please join us for events such as concerts and exhibits beginning in January 2018 and continuing throughout the year.

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The Marian Library is home to one of the world's largest collections of materials on Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ.

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All About Mary

An online encyclopedia created and maintained by the International Marian Research Institute. Various collections of and items related to the Marian Library are made available in this tool and it is promoted by the Marian Library as a reliable source for information on the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Art & Exhibits

Discover the art of the Marian Library. Browse traveling exhibits of Marian art as well as treasures from our vast collections.

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Supporting Instruction

From anthropology to religious studies, Marian Library collections and rare materials are useful teaching tools across disciplines.

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International Marian Research Institute

Emerging from summer institutes hosted by the Marian Library, the global, scholarly and pastoral mission of the International Marian Research Institute is to make the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ better known, loved and served.

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