Tuesday November 4, 2014

At the Manger Events

Grand Open House, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. "At the Manger" premieres with a free community open house, creative children's activities, refreshments, live music and a college football viewing area. Four exhibits.

"At the Manger: And Now the World," all-new display of Nativities from the Marian Library collection highlighting pieces from the Judy and Bob Davis collection, first floor Roesch Gallery, Saturday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Jan. 25. Open during library hours.

"Crèche Creation Contest," Nativities created by Dayton-area Catholic and Christian schoolchildren entered in the first Crèche Creation Contest, second floor Roesch library, Saturday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Jan. 25. Winners announced 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Open during library hours.

"A Global Village," The first display of a French Provençal village built around 150 large, beautifully clothed Provençal Nativity figures from the estate of the Rev. John P. LaCasse, seventh floor Marian Library Crèche Museum, Saturday, Nov. 29 and throughout 2015. Open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 25.

"Christmas Between Beauty and Beast," contrasting Nativities by Hummel, Boehm and Lladró with Expressionist art, seventh floor Marian Library Crèche Museum, Saturday, Nov. 29 and throughout 2015. Open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 25.

COMMUNITY EXHIBIT
"The All-American Crèche," The Gallery St. John at Mount Saint John, 4400 Shakertown Road, Dayton, Ohio. Dec. 3 through Jan. 4. Noon to 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays, Dec. 9 through Jan. 6, other times by appointment. A selection of Nativities from the United States from the Marian Library collection. Hours and days vary; call 937-320-5405 or visit Gallery St. John.

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