Upcoming Events 2017 - 2018

The Komechak Art Gallery is Open to the Public  -   Admission is Free  

Donations to the Komechak Art Gallery Accepted

Current Exhibition

"Karl Grobl: In Your Eyes"

January 16 - February 28, 2018



"John Hitchcock

Printmaker & Activist"

    March 5 - April 14, 2018 





BenU Student Art Exhibition

          April 16 - April 30, 2018           


BenU Senior Exhibition

May 1 - May 12, 2018  




Highlights: Permanent Collection

          June 1 - July 31, 2018            



 Dan Czubak   -   "Crucifixion - Elevation"
Kindlon Hall - Lower Level

Benedictine University Permanent 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.

First Sunday Tea & Talk

   All Tea & Talk Events are held at the
   Komechak Art Gallery  -  Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor

   2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, February 4, 2018

  Third Annual "For the Love of Chocolate"

  Teresa J. Parker:  "Victorian Valentines"



Sunday, March 4, 2018          

   "Printmaking & Activism"
   John Hitchcock, printmaker


Art & Religion Lecture


Monday, March 12, 2018

   "Sr. Thomasita Fessler: Artist Nun"

   Teresa J. Parker, Curator, Lecturer

    Komechak Art Gallery
    Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor - 12:20 pm - 1:15 pm


Meet the Artist Reception


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

   Benedictine University Student Artists Exhibition


Distinguished Scholar 


Sunday, May 6, 2018

    Komechak Art Gallery - Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

   Mary Quinlan, PhD

    Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

    "Art, Science and Iconoclasm
     During the Protestant Reformation"



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 on the Main Campus
   Brochures for the tour are located by the

   Goodwin Auditorium Doors on the first floor.




  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.






Office of the Curator of Exhibitions and University Art Collections

Teresa J. Parker


Cathy Gaddis
Email: cgaddis@ben.edu

Phone: (630) 829-1873

Teresa J. Parker
Phone: (630) 829-6270