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Traveling Exhibit Loans

The following exhibits are compiled and ready to travel from the University of Dayton to museums, galleries, colleges, parishes and other institutions. Contact our Curatorial Assistant at or 937-229-4213 for more detailed information. 

schapker's annunciation

Mary's Flowers in Contemporary Art

Holly Schapker

A series of 24 paintings representing episodes of Mary's life from the Annunciation to the Assumption. Each of the paintings is accompanied by typical flowers, the flowers tradition attributes to Mary for the various circumstances of her life. The paintings make reference to different styles from coptic to modern and highlight the spirituality which connects the scenes of Mary's life and the meaning of the flowers. Each painting is accompanied by a thorough desciption of style, meaning, and artist statement. A panel summarizes the significance of the exhibit.

24 oil paintings, framed (26"x32")

The Fairest of All

Jan Oliver-Schultz

The artist's ‘Fairest of All’ is the artistic rendering of a rediscovery. This vibrant discovery of Our Lady reflects joy and harmony, inspired by nature, colors and culture of the Southwest. Meditating on the life of Mary, Oliver discovers in Mary the Mother of us all.

30 acrylic paintings, stretched canvas (4 sizes, 36"x48", 30"x40",18"x24",26"x32")


When Words Become Pictures

Ann Bain

Ann Bain captures Mary’s biblical words, her own words and the words about her in calligraphy. Each of these New Testament references is an individual painting. Together they form a life of Our Lady and a concise timeline of biblical history.

12 pieces, framed (28"x20.25")


The Small Dance of Death

Hans Friedrich Grohs

These woodcuts of a rich Expressionist quality confront the visitor with the reality of death and the deeper meaning of life. A well-known artistic motif, the "Small Dance of Death" depicts the many faces of death and how humans react to its challenge.

11 original woodcut prints, framed (18.25"x15.25")


Narrative Enchantment

Ruth Sanderson

Ruth Sanderson is a well-known artist specializing in book illustrations for children. The present exhibit features the many ways in which the Nativity, and its various aspects, can be artistically visualized. Destined to form children’s religious imagination, these colorful and joyful illustrations are inspired by Renaissance paintings and illustrated manuscripts.

20 oil paintings, framed (2 sizes, 11"x16" & 18"x26")


The Mysteries of the Rosary

Margaret Werlinger

This is an illustration of all the mysteries of the rosary (joyful, sorrowful, luminous, and glorious). The artist using watercolors gives this foundation of the Christian faith from Incarnation to Assumption and Coronation of Our Lady both a colorful and prayerful expression.

21 watercolor paintings, framed (16"x20")


Biblical Portraits

Ned Ostendorf

A gallery of portraits, the 27 paintings feature representations of Jesus Christ, Our Lady, apostles and holy men and women of the Bible and beyond.

27 acrylic paintings, framed (2 sizes, 14”x14” & 16”x20”)

ML.4509.02A-04A, 07A, 08A, 12A, 29A, 42A, 52A, 54A, 57A, 60A, 61A, 65A, 68A-70A, 75A/B, 79A- 81A, 84A, 85A, 92A, 93A, 97A, 98A

Creative Images

Ned Ostendorf

The twelve paintings relate to episodes of salvation history from the Old and New Testaments. Most of them are from the life of Jesus. Each painting contains a hidden image highlighting the deeper meaning of the scene pictured.

12 acrylic paintings, framed (21"x29")

ML.4509.18A-20A, 22A-25A, 35A-39A

The Bible with Line and Ink: The Faces

Ned Ostendorf

The exhibit presents faces of Christ, His miracles and dialogues with people, but also events, gestures and contrasts, featuring other situations and figures of the blblical story.

6 ink on paper drawings, (4 sizes, "18x36", 21"x31.5", 24"x18" & 33"x27")

ML.4509.27, 52, 53, 66, 96, 97

Contact Us

Michele Devitt, Curatorial Assistant

300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469