Both Events will be held in Kindlon Hall - 5th Floor and are Free and Open to the Public
Refreshments Will be Served at the Noon Art & Religion Noon Curator's Lecture.

 


Current Exhibition



2019-2020 Programs & Events

 


First Sunday Tea & Talk Logo

 
The First Sunday Tea & Talk Art Lecture Series features
noted lecturers on timely art related topics.
All lectures are held on the fifth floor of the Kindlon Hall of Learning 
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
These events are open to the public, admission is free and refreshments are served.
 
            October 06             Douglas C. Johnson, Landscape Artist: “Town and Country”

                                              Lecture regarding current exhibition at the Komechak Art Gallery

 
            November 03         Karen Brooks, Calligrapher:

                                               A lecture that follows the development of letterforms in the western cultures and

                                               how they change through the centuries. Tools, writing media, and writing surfaces

                                               will be demonstrated along with examples of the historic letterforms.

 
             December 08          Holiday Party: “Festival of Trees and Crèches”
 
             February 02            Teresa J. Parker, Curator, Komechak Art Gallery

                                                “The Taj Mahal: The Eternal Love Story of Shah Jahan and Mumtz Mahal"

                                                5th Annual For the Love of Chocolate Celebration

 
             March 01                 Jennifer Hereth, Prof. of Art, College of DuPage: “Art Archetypes"

                                                Lecturer on the current exhibition at the Komechak Art Gallery

             March 01                 Sonntag Distinguished Art Scholar Lecture
                                                Sinclair Bell, Ph.D.
                                                Associate Professor of Art History, Northern Illinois University
                                                "Race and Representation in the Roman Empire:

                                                Black Africans in Imperial Visual Culture."


Art & Religion Curator Lecture Series

 
This lecture series draws from the Benedictine University Permanent Art Collection
and focuses on religious art work that is a part of that collection.
Teresa J. Parker, Curator, Komechak Art Gallery is the lecturer for this series.
This event is a brown bag event.
You bring your lunch, we provide the drinks!
 
               October 21 Teresa J. Parker, Curator:   “The Unique and Etheral Sagrada Familia”
 
               March 23 Teresa J. Parker, Curator:      “The Glorious Sainte Chapelle”
 
      

 

Examples from the University Art Collection

 Irving Amen   -   "Woman with Menorah"
Kindlon Hall    -   Second Floor

Benedictine University Permanent Collection


 

Directions to the Komechak Art Gallery

Enter the Benedictine campus at the Main Entrance.
Turn Left and park in the south parking lot of the Kindlon Hall of Learning
or Park in the Parking Garage.
Enter Kindlon Hall via the south enterance and proceed pass the Artium Area.
Turn left and follow the red signs to the elevator and proceed to the fifth floor.
 
 

Visit Benedictine University and take 

The Art Walking Tour at Goodwin Hall of Business

 
 
The Art Walking Tour is located on the Second, Third and Fourth Floors
of Goodwin Hall of Business on the Main Campus in Lisle, IL
 
Pick-up a brochure for this self guided tour from any of the tour boxes
located by the Goodwin Auditorium Doors on the first floor
or you can findbrochures conveniently located
on floors 2, 3 and 4 to your right on the wall as you exit the elevators.
 

 

2019 - 2020 Exhibitions


Fall 2019

08-19 to 09-21

"Yale Factor: Sureal Still-Lifes"
Yale Factor, Professor of Art

Northern Illinois University

Autobiographical Paintings, rendered in the
trompe l'oleil style, provide narratives that
test our perceptions of reality and illusion.
 

10-01 to 11-02

"Douglas C. Johnson: Town and Country"
Illinois artist, Doug Johnson's landscapes and
and small town scenes breathe life into a familiar

midwestern subject.

 

11-18 to 12-21

Festival of the Trees and Creches
Hand-Crafted displays of Christmas Trees
created by local artists, students and parishes.
Along with the Marmion HS private creche collection.

Spring 2020

01-13 to 02-22

"Alma Richardson and The Peace Prophet"
These two Chicago-based outsider artists will
present their paintings and mixed mideia artwork.
 

03-02 to 04-04

"Cosmic Blue: Archetypes in Art"
Images by over 30 different artists in a
large range of media from fashion to film,
painting through prints, interpreting Archetypes
relevant to today's culture. The images on
these cards are designed to evoke conversation
and interpretation.
 

04-14 to 04-30

BenU Juried Annual Student Art Exhibition
Juried competition featuring student artwork
from the Fine Arts and Graphic Design and
the Communications Arts Programs at
Benedictine University.
 

05-04 to 05-22

BenU Senior Art Exhibition
Graduating senior artowrk from the Fine Arts
and the Graphic Design programs at
Benedictine University.
 

06-01 to 07-17

Permanent Collection Highlights:
3-Dimensional Artwork
 
 

About the 

Fr. Michael E. Komechak, OSB

Art Gallery

 

  Mission Statement

  The Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery

  is dedicated to the stewardship of the vision of

  Fr. Michael Komechak for the preservation of and

  expansion of the Benedictine University Art Collection

  and is committed to being a hub facility for expansion

  of the arts at our institution and in our community at large.

 

  Vision Statement

  To develop a local and international reputation for expanding

  the view of art and culture, on our various campuses,

  in the local communities in which we exist, and throughout

  the Midwest, Southwest and Eastern Asia regions.

 

  This vision will be achieved by developing cohesive partnerships

  and by creating an atmosphere conducive to learning, creative

  articulation and critical thinking by providing educational,

  pedagogical and community opportunities through exposure to

  the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions and educational

  outreach programs.

 

 

 

 

 

Komechak Art Gallery
Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday:   11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturdays:                                    Closed
Sundays:                                      Closed

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Teresa J. Parker
Curator
gaddis@ben.edu
630-829-1873

 


Cathy Gaddis
Office Assistant
gaddis@ben.edu
630-829-1873