The Divinity Library is pleased to announce a new exhibit – The Book as Art: Sacred Texts.
The focus of the exhibit is on Christian, Buddhist, and Islamic texts and their artistic aspects. The art work of these beautifully bound books and elaborately illuminated scripts is extraordinarily unique. Most pieces are from the Nettie Hale Rand Collection and the Sam Fleming Bible Collection — both collections part of Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections and University Archives.
The exhibit has been placed in the round atrium and by the entrance of the Reference Room in the Divinity Library. It was prepared by Charlotte Lew, with assistance and advice from Henry Shipman of Special Collections and Celia Walker, Director of Special Projects for the library.