The Marian Library enriches campus intellectual life and aesthetics through exhibits that can be used as instructional tools in the classroom as well as foster the joy of discovering Mary's person and beauty.

Since 1988, the Marian Library has curated exhibits featuring items from its expansive permanent collections; it also has showcased the work of over 125 contemporary artists. Starting in 1989, the Marian Library produced online versions of gallery exhibits in order to make the works accessible worldwide. This series contains downloadable PDFs as well as links to the archived websites.

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Submissions from 2021

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Journeys of Faith: Shrines, Souvenirs and Catholic Tourism, University of Dayton. Marian Library, Kayla Harris (0000-0002-1672-3022), Stephanie Shreffler (0000-0002-2147-7495), and Melanie Fields

Submissions from 2020

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Mary in Miniature: Books of Hours in the Marian Library Collection, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2019

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The Many Faces of the Madonna Retrospective: 25 Years of Exhibits in the Marian Library, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2018

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An Artist's Meditation on Song of Songs, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Black Madonnas: Intriguing and Ancient, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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The Prints of Benjamin Miller, University of Dayton. Marian Library and Johann G. Roten

Submissions from 2017

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‘Ex Oriente Lux’: Marian Art of Asia, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Mary's Flowers in Contemporary Art, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Symbols of Grace: Emblems of the Immaculate Conception, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2016

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Epinal: Popular Art for Mind and Heart, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Hans Friedrich Grohs: Artist and Mystic, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Rediscovering Mary: The Fairest of All, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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The Life of Mary in Image and Word, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2015

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Inspired by Realism: Reconquering the Figurative Image of Mary, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Past into Present: Gilded Treasures, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Revelation Cast in Bronze: Icons from the George Contis Collection, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2014

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Koepnick's Marian Heritage, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Mothers of the Bible, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Psalms in Abstract, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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The Rosary Illustrated, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2013

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Beauty Given by Grace, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Le Point Vierge: Mary and the Catholic Imagination, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Where Art Meets Religion: A Ned Ostendorf Retrospective, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2012

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Between Heaven and Earth: Small Sculptures of Our Lady, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Creative Images: The Story of Savior in the Hidden Images of Biblical Events, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Faces and Flowers of Mary: An Offering of Paintings, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Moved by the Spirit: Artist Interpretations on the Life of Jesus, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Seeing the Savior: Images from the Life of Christ, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2011

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A Southern Charm: Santos, Bultos, and Nichos, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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A Tribute to Arturo Olivas, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Song of Songs: In Memory of Henry Setter, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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When the Saints …, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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With Needle and Thread: Beaded Portraits of Mother and Child, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Wonder Works on Paper, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2010

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And Mary Alit in Postmodernity, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Form Seeking Expression: Marian Artistic Creations, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Mother and Madonna: Photography of Madonna and Child, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Narrative Enchantment: Nativity Stories in Gold and Blue, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Seething and Soothing: The Madonna Between Hope and Havoc, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2009

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A Patrick Pye Retrospective, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Icons of the Electronic Age, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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The Fairest of All, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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When Purple Meets All Other Colors, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2008

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Mysteries of the Rosary, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Offerings of Glory: An Artist's Prayer, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Past into Present: Images of Mary’s Life, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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The Art of Illustration, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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The Seasons of Our Lady, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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When Words Become Pictures: Our Lady Calligraphed, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2007

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Christmas Variations, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Exploration and Wonder, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Highly Favored: Contemporary Images of the Virgin Mary, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Holy Intimacy: The Marian Art of Christine Granger, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Litany of Loreto, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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With the Eyes of the Heart: Marian Art from Brazil, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2006

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Dark and Beautiful, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Love and Passion: Man of Sorrows, Mother of Compassion, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Madonnas of the Morning Calm: Sacred Images from Korea, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Quilts from St. Simon's Quilting Group, Cincinnati, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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The Nativity through Children's Eyes, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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The Passion in Wood and Straw, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2005

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Polish Madonnas in Art and Poetry, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Song of Songs, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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The Artist and the Bible: 20th-Century Works on Paper, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2004

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Acts of Kindness: Posters by John Bach, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Golden Madonnas: Straw Applique Madonnas, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Heaven on Earth, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Lost in the Beauty of Her God, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Messengers from God, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Paper Crèches, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Sacred Dolls: Re-Imaging Our Lady, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Symbols of Grace: Emblems of the Immaculate Conception, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2003

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Iron Ladies: Mary and the Art of Metal, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Native American Madonnas, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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The Mother of God: Art Celebrates Mary (Art from Vatican Museums), University of Dayton. Marian Library and Johann G. Roten

Submissions from 2002

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God Bless America, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Mary: A Feminine Touch, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Religious Folk Art From the Southwest: Faces of Mary and the Saints, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Rosaries of the World, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Sisters and Their Habits, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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The Little Saints, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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The Madonnas of Europe, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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The Virgen de Guadalupe in Chicana Art, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2001

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A Journey with Mary, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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From Russia with Love, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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When Devotion Meets Art: Statues of Our Lady, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 2000

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A Devotee's Mary, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Archetypes of Faith: Monotypes and Works on Paper, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Art for the Heart Devotional Images of Mary from the Treasures of the Marian Library, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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In Search of Mary, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Mary: A Different Look, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Mother of Peace, Prince of Peace, Child of Peace, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Names of Mary: Stained Glass Designs by Sarah Hall, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 1999

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Bouquet for Mary: Flowers Named in Honor of the Virgin, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Engravings of Old Masters: Treasures of The Marian Library, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Images of Mary: Contemporary Variations, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Land of the Blue Virgins, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Mary the Colorful One, University of Dayton. Marian Library

Submissions from 1998

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Apocalypse Revisited: Constructed Paintings, University of Dayton. Marian Library

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Icons of Mary by Christine Granger, University of Dayton. Marian Library