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. 

Gallery Hours:  Summer 2015
The Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery and all exhibition areas at Benedictine University will be closed for maintenance from July 19, 2015 through August 24, 2015.
The gallery will re-open: Monday, August 24, 2015

      Gallery Hours:  Fall 2015 
Monday - Friday:    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturdays:              11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sundays:                Closed

First Sunday Tea & Talk Logo

Join us as we begin the third year of our popular art lecture series,
First Sunday Tea & Talk, presented by the Komechak Art Gallery.

As you enjoy the view from the fifth floor of Kindlon Hall,
we will educate and enlighten you with 
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 is open to the public.
Refreshments will be served 

Time:        2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location:  Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor, North Gallery.

First Sunday Tea & Talk Art Lecture Series
2015-2016 Schedule

October 4, 2015          
Milagros: Religion and Art"          
Jennifer Hereth, professor
College of DuPage
Fine & Applied Arts

November 1, 2015      
"Lakota Lore"  
Will Torres
Member of the Lakota Tribe

December 6, 2015      
"Creches II"                                  
Guest Speaker & Christmas Party

February 7, 2016        
"For the Love of Chocolate"
Teresa J. Parker, Curator 
Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery
Lecturer, Benedictine University
Department of Fine Arts


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   2015 - 2016 Upcoming Exhibitions

     Komechak Art Gallery
     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

Private Reception for Donors
Saturday, October 24, 2015
11:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor

November 9 - December 23, 2015
"Creches II"

Second Annual Creches Exhibition

Christmas Reception
Sunday December 6, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor

Second Floor Atrium Gallery
August 24, 2015
"Recent Acquisitions"
An ongoing exhibit of the permanant collection

September 9 - November 20, 2015

Normal Editions Workshop

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

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

Office of the Curator of Exhibitions and University Art Collections

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