|The Saint Vincent Gallery
is located on the third floor of Carey Center, on the campus
of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. It is a modern exhibition
space with over 4,000 square feet available to host temporary exhibitions
throughout the academic year, and the permanent collections of Saint Vincent
College and Saint Vincent Archabbey. Temporary exhibitions include shows
by students and faculty, as well as traveling exhibitions and works by
local artists. The gallery receives several thousand visitors a year and
is accessible to the physically challenged.
The Saint Vincent College Collection is comprised of several hundred works of art which have been purchased and donated over the past sixty-some years. It contains graphic works by world-renowned artists, such as Pierre Bonnard, Mark Chagall, Raoul Dufy, Aristed Maillol, Alfred Manessier, Isabella Markell, Henri Matisse, Salvator Meo, Jean Miro, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Rouault, Richard Ruben, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Fernand Leger, Gino Serevini, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Andrew Wyeth.
There are two study collections: one of Pre-Columbian and Native American artifacts, and the other of Ancient Greek, Etruscan and Roman pottery and jewelry. In addition, the College Collection is strong in its holdings of Pennsylvania and local artists, such as Ray Defazio, Nancy Gahm, Henry Gasser, Bud Gibson, Mary Hamilton, Mary Martha Himler, Margaret Ziff March, Dai Morgan, Olive Turney, Helen Siegel, and Paul Warhola. Finally, there are two important paintings, one by the Canadian painter Robert Bateman, and the other from the Spanish School of Diego Velázquez.
The Saint Vincent Archabbey Collection is comprised of some 2,000 paintings, sculptures, prints and stained glass. The primary holding is 195 17th, 18th, and 19th century European paintings which were donated through the auspices of King Ludwig I of Bavaria in the 1850's. Since then, more works have been added through purchases and donations.
Most of the works are religious in nature, and include works by Francis Aretz, Louis Chang, Luke Ch'en, John Del Monte, Janet DeCoux, Jean de Marco, Gleb Derujinsky, Emile Frei, Jan Henryk de Rosen, Frank Duveneck, André Gerard, Jakob Goglin, Victor Hammer, Pietar Jacob Horemans, Cho Kwang-Ho, Norbert and Victoria Koehn, Marianna Kirzinger, Wilhelm Lamprecht, Johann Liss, Anne Lopez, Alessandro Magnasco, Thomas Moran, Joseph Reitter, Lambert Rucki, Eugene Rutkowski, Johann Schönfeld, Johann Schmitt, Ferdinand Seeboeck, Mark Symons, Roman Verotsko, Ladislaus Vitalis, Heinrich Vogel, Sadao Watanabe, Hugo Weihermüller, and Cosmas Wolf, O.S.B., as well as works from the schools of Gerard van Honthorst and Johann Loth.
Donations of original artwork are always appreciated in order to build up the collections of Saint Vincent College and Saint Vincent Archabbey. Inquiries may be directed to the Gallery Director at 724-532-6600 ext. 2107 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Monetary donations to the art purchase fund and the art preservation and restoration fund are also gratefully accepted. All donations are tax deductible.
The Saint Vincent Gallery presents:
By Bill Putnam, Photojournalist
January 27 - February 20, 2011