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The Archives & Special Collections gallery plays host to a wide variety of exhibits curated by the unit and by the University community. On display most recently from our holdings have been selections from the earliest scientific instruments used at Santa Clara College and an exhibit of illustrations from early printed books.

The gallery space is on the third floor of the learning commons, next to the Archives & Special Collections Reading Room. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily when the learning commons is open.

Current Exhibits

  • Art Interpreting Scripture

    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.

    Past Exhibits