Creches III Exhibition

            Open Thanksgiving Weekend

             Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:
               Saturday, November 26, 2016      10:00 am to 5:00 pm
               Saturday, November 26, 2016      12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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             Regular Gallery Hours

               Monday - Friday      11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturdays                11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sundays                   Closed


Thanksgiving Holiday:   November 23-25, 2016
Christmas Holiday:         December 23, 2016 - January 3, 2017
Easter Holiday:                April 14-16, 2017
Memorial Day:                 May 29, 2017
Exhibition Schedule 2016-2017
August 22 - October 1, 2016             Eleanor Spiess-Ferris
                                                            "A Collection of Magical Realism"
Meet the Artist:                                  Wednesday, September 14, 2016
                                                            Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
                                                            3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
October 7 - November 12, 2016         Benedictine University Art Faculty Biennale
Meet the Artists:                                 Wednesday, October 12, 2016
                                                              Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
                                                              3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
November 21 - December 23, 2016 - Third Annual Creche Exhibiton
                                                             "Creches III: The Nativity"
                                                             Michael Whalen Family Collection
Christmas Party:                                  Sunday, December 4, 2016
                                                             Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
                                                             2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
January 17 - February 28, 2017        Bunky Echo Hawk and Joe Yazzie
                                                            Contemporary Native American Artist
Meet the Artists:                                Wednesday, January 25, 2017
                                                            Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
                                                            3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
March 6 - April 15, 2017                    Jack Fernadez
                                                            "Second Nature"
Meet the Artist:                                  Wednesday, March 8, 2017
                                                            Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
                                                            3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
April 17 - 29, 2017                             Benedictine Annual Student Exhibition
Meet the Artists:                               Wednesday, April 19, 2017
                                                           Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
                                                           3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
May 2 - July 30, 2017                       Daniel Mitsui
                                                          "A Modern Medievalist"
First Sunday Tea & Talk Speaker: Sunday, May 7, 2017
                                                          Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
                                                          2:00 pm to 4:00 pm





  Image:       “Raccoon” – Oil
            Location:   Art Walking Tour: Birck Hall, 2nd Floor

Peter Darro (American, b.1917- ) Darro was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He is known for his commissioned portraits of Chicago’s politicians and their society elite, as well as exhibiting a passion for nature and wildlife. He is a member of the National Society of Insect Artists, and a member of the Illinois Audubon Society. His work is published in National Wildlife Magazine; he has won numerous awards and is included in several public collections. Benedictine University has a number of Darro’s wildlife paintings; one also includes St. Procopius Abbey in the painting.

American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL 

Benedictine University
Cleveland Museum of Natural History,
Japan-Cine, Bell and Howell, Tokyo,
Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History               
National Wildlife Federation

Now in the Komechak Art Gallery

Third Annual Creche Exhibition

             November 21 - December 23, 2016

    Collection of Michael Whalen

   Past President of the Friends of the Creche Society



First Sunday Tea & Talk Logo


You have a standing invitation to the First Sunday Tea and Talk Art Lecture Series at the Komechak Art Gallery on the fifth floor of Kindlon Hall at Benedictine University. Enjoy the view from the fifth floor of Kindlon Hall while we connect with you through our art lecture series.
Over the academic year we offer a wide range of exciting, educating and enlightening gallery talks that highlight the artist of the current exhibition, feature presentations by local artists and lectures by our Benedictine University art faculty. First Sunday Tea and Talks are open to the public, admission is free and refreshments are served. 
Get Connected to the Komechak Art Gallery!


Tea & Talk Schedule 2016 - 2017


Sunday, October 2, 2016
"The History of Icon Painting"
Arlene Tilghman
Icon Painter
Sunday, November 6, 2016
"Vessels of Elegance: Japances Ceramics"
Coral Carlson
Art Historian, Asian Art
Benedictine University

Sunday, December 4, 2016
"Creche III - The Nativity"
Friends of the Creche Society

Sunday, February 5, 2017
"Chocolate and Cupid's Arrow"
Teresa J. Parker
Curator/Art Historian/Faculty
Benedictine University
Komechak Art Gallery

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Women in the Arts
"The Influence of Zaha Hadid"
Lecturer to be Announced
Sunday, April 2, 2017
"Botany in Medieval Manuscripts"
Carol Jean Rogalski
Lecturer, Morton Arboretum
Sunday, May 7, 2017
"The Art of Daniel Mitsui"
Daniel Mitsui
Artist and Manuscript Illuminator











Office of the Curator of Exhibitions and University Art Collections

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