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Living Glass: Sustaining Memory Through Light

On exhibit April 3 - July 20 in the Roesch Library first-floor gallery. Also see a selection of photos of the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception from University Archives on the second floor.

University of Dayton students and faculty transformed reclaimed stained glass windows from the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception into new works of art that communicate what the University’s Marianist identity and community mean to them.

Celebrating the history of stained glass and the power of light, this exhibition demonstrates the power of place and memory to serve as touchstones for communal and personal identity. Showcasing artworks created by UD faculty and student artists that reflect the distinctive Marianist charisms of the University of Dayton, the artworks each use the reclaimed stained glass windows removed from the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception as source material. The stunning two and three-dimensional artworks displayed highlight the intersections of theology, sustainability, and art.

The opening reception will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 7, in Roesch Library. At 5 p.m. in the Collab, hear a conversation on collaboration among the Rev. James Fitz, S.M., vice president for mission and rector; Sandra Yocum, associate professor of religious studies; Bradshaw; and co-curator Geno Luketic, fine arts studio coordinator. 

This exhibition is curated and arranged by Darden Bradshaw and Geno Luketic.

Sponsors: Department of Art and DesignGraul Chair in Arts and LanguagesDepartment of Religious StudiesHanley Sustainability InstituteOffice of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and University Libraries.

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