My next Hermionish adventure is in the works! I’ll be headed to Hope College in Holland, Michigan to check out two exhibitions…

Here’s an overview of each exhibit taken directly from Hope College’s website:

Reading Between the Lines: Rare Books
“‘Reading between the Lines’ features rare books dating from the 15th through 20th centuries, and reflects on the art and technique of printing across time as well as on the origins and roles of the pieces. The exhibition was curated and designed by Hope students participating in the ‘Special Projects in Art History’ class taught in the fall semester by Dr. Anne Heath-Wiersma, who is an assistant professor of art and director of the De Pree gallery.”

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible
“The title Manifold Greatness, referring to the multifaceted or ‘manifold’ influence of this landmark book, is taken from the 1611 Bible’s dedication to King James, which begins, ‘Great and manifold were the blessings’ when God made James the king of England.

Printed in 1611, the King James Bible became the most influential English translation of the Bible and one of the most widely read books in the world. This exhibit takes a look at the dramatic history of the King James Bible, what we know about the scholars who translated it, and how it has continued to influence literature, culture, and society for over 400 years – from the words of Handel’s Messiah to Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech.”

Good news: I’ve been granted permission to photograph the exhibits!

Stay tuned…