The Learning Commons galleries host a wide variety of exhibits curated by the library and the university community. Main exhibit spaces include the Archives & Special Collections Gallery on the 3rd floor and the 2nd floor hall.
The library welcomes exhibit proposals from individuals and organizations that support the mission of Santa Clara University. Please see our exhibit policies for more information.
Characters in and Creators of the Bible
April 15, 2017 - April 1, 2018
This exhibit juxtaposes biblical art with text in creative ways, combining bibles from Archives & Special Collections with a selection of washi prints by Sadao Watanabe. Using illustrations by contemporary biblical artists, this exhibit invites you to reconsider biblical texts as theological artifacts. Just as Jesus is the Word made flesh, every copy of the Bible is the Word made paper, leather, vellum, glue, and ink. Every printing of the Bible is an interpretation of the text, an exercise in the incarnation of Scripture. More than just a display of rare books, we invite you to treat this exhibit as itself a biblical interpretation.