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

The late Fr. Michael Komechak, O.S.B. spent his life collecting and celebrating the works of others. Over time, he amassed one of the finest art and sculpture collections in the Midwest. The collection, approximately 4000 pieces, represents both fine and applied arts, and is engagingly diverse in its scope of subject and media. While a majority of the collection deals with religious themes, it also has a fair representation of contemporary art and work by well-known artists, but, consists mainly of works on paper and fine art prints.The gallery also boasts a collection of ceramics, drawings, paintings, photography, textile, sculpture, mixed media, folk art and kitsch. 

Regular Gallery Hours  
Monday - Friday:    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturdays:              11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sundays:                Closed

First Sunday Tea & Talk Logo          

Will Torres, a local member of the Lakota Nation, will present
indigenous objects of the Lakota, and relate stories about
the Lakota mythology.

Join us at our second First Sunday Tea & Talk, presented
by the Komechak Art Gallery and 
enjoy the view from the
fifth floor of Kindlon Hall. W
e will educate and enlighten you
a wide range of gallery talks that highlight the featured artist
of the 
current exhibition, presentations by local artists and art faculty 
from Benedictine University and the Chicago area. 

The First Sunday Tea & Talk Art Lecture Series are open to the public.
Admission is Free and Refreshments Will Be Served 
Time:        2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:  Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor, North Gallery.

       Featured Artist of the Month

       Phyllis Bramson


          Phyllis Bramson is one of Chicago's most recognized and respected artists.

          Her work is included in many museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago,
          the Brooklyn Museum, Benedictine University, the Corcoran Museum,

          and the National Museum of American Art.

          Her paintings, prints and sculpture works have been shown internationally
          and her work is now  the focus of a one person retrospective exhibition
          "Phyllis Bramson: A Thirty Year Retrospective", which will open in the

          Fall of 2015 at the Rockford Art Museum.

          Ms. Bramson is a Professor of Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
          and her work has run the gamut of something absurd, ornamental,

          and definitely feminine. Her subject matter often depicts women in precarious,
          difficult positions, 
but she also adds a sense of humor and more than a little
          splash of color.

          The women in these compositions are balancing love and loss, wit and sassiness.
          She isn't afraid to make the women bend over backwards to show what they are
          willing to put up with in the course of the day, but she also makes it clear her
          women are strong enough to take whatever comes their way, and they will survive.
          Rhode Island School of Art and Design Museum
JP Morgan Chase Art Collection
Union League Club of Chicago
University of South Dakota
Kemper Insurance (now Unitrin)
University of Wisconsin
Illinois State University
Oberlin College Museum
Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Museum of Contemporary Art
Art Institute of Chicago
Illinois State Museum
Continental Insurance (now CNA)
Prudential Insurance
Lakeside Museum of Arts & Sciences
Arizona State University
Elmhurst College
University of Colorado
University of Missouri
Southern Illinois University
Madison Art Center
Peat Marwick & Mitchell
National Museum of American Art
Richland Community College
Readers Digest Corporation
University of Colorado, Boulder
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
Corcoran Museum
University of Illinois Hospital
Lake Forest College
McDonald Corporation
Palm Springs Museum
Musee de Toulon, Toulon, France
Department of the Interior
Ohio State University
South Bend Museum of Art, Indiana
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Milwaukee Art Museum
Northern Illinois University
Illinois Center State Building
Bradley University
Library of Congress
Sears Holdings
University of Nebraska, Omaha
Western Illinois University
Playboy Corporation
Art Bank, U.S. Department of State
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
Smart Museum, University of Chicago
Southern Illinois Museum
University of Arizona Art Museum
University of North Carolina, Greenborough
The New Museum of Contemporary Art
Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame
Orlando Museum of Art
Bard College
Purdue University
University of Northern Iowa
Racine Art Museum
Progressive Corporation
Sweet Briar College
Benedictine University
Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University
Bucknell University
Wicker Park Library, Chicago
University of Iowa
The Art Museum of University of West Virginia
Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin
DePaul Art Museum, DePaul University
Brooklyn Museum

          Featured Image
          "Psychology of Fire(Man)" 
          Benedictine University Permanant Art Collection
          Location: Kindlon Hall #515

          For more information on this artist 
          Teresa J. Parker, Curator, Komechak Art Gallery

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   National Art Competition 

   2015 Call for Entries! 


   "The Culture of Human Trafficking..."
    The Komechak Art Gallery at Benedictine University 
    is proud to announce our First National Call for Entries 
    for all artists to participate in an art competition on

    the subject of human trafficking.

   Schedule of Exhibitions Fall 2015

   Komechak Art Gallery  -  Kindlon Hall Fifth Floor

     August 24 - October 10, 2015

     "Perspectives of Now"

     John Pitman Weber, mixed media


   October 12 - October 30, 2015
"Donor Highlights"

Exhibition of Artwork Donated to the 
Benedictine University Art Collection

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Private Reception - Invitation Only
Donor Appreciation Brunch

11:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor

November 9 - December 23, 2015
"Creches II"

Second Annual Creches Exhibition

Sunday, December 6, 2015
Christmas Reception

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
Open to the Public  -  Admission is Free

Kindlon Hall Second Floor Atrium Gallery

August 24, 2015
"Recent Acquisitions"
An ongoing exhibit of the permanent collection

September 9 - November 20, 2015

Normal Editions Workshop

Kindlon Hall First Floor North Gallery

August 3 - September 26, 2015
Photography Exhibition
Benedictine University Students

October 1 - December 19, 2015
"Cemetarios from San Miguel d Allende"

Alan Leder, photographer

Kindlon Hall First Floor South Gallery

August 3 - September 26, 2015
Student Artists Exhibition
Henry-Senachwine High School
Peoria, IL

October 5 - December 19, 2015
Student Artists Exhibition
Normal Middle School
Bloomington/Normal Illinois

    First Sunday Tea & Talk
    November 1, 2015


Office of the Curator of Exhibitions and University Art Collections

Teresa J. Parker
Phone: (630) 829-6320