7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Doors Open at 6:00 pm
Kindlon Hall 5th Floor - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Lecture regarding current exhibition at the Komechak Art Gallery
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.
“The Taj Mahal: The Eternal Love Story of Shah Jahan and Mumtz Mahal"
5th Annual For the Love of Chocolate Celebration
Lecturer on the current exhibition at the Komechak Art Gallery
Black Africans in Imperial Visual Culture."
Benedictine University Permanent Collection
Northern Illinois University
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.
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