The Saint Vincent Gallery is a modern exhibition space dedicated to the advancement and integration of the fine arts within the Saint Vincent College community. At present, the Gallery is being relocated within the Dale P. Latimer Library Arts & Technology Center, improving access to a new state-of-the-art facility. The Gallery cares for over 4,000 objects ranging from ancient to contemporary in a variety of media that form the permanent art collections of Saint Vincent College and Saint Vincent Archabbey in addition to hosting temporary exhibitions throughout the academic year presenting the work of contemporary artists.




Exhibitions

We're Moving! The Saint Vincent Gallery is excited to announce its transition to a new home located inside the Dale P. Latimer Library Arts & Technology Center. Beginning July 2019, Gallery staff will begin relocating from the Gallery's present location on the third floor of the Robert S. Carey Center to an expanded state-of-the-art facility. In addition to increased exhibition areas, the gallery also features centralized climate-controlled storage, a video presentation space, conservation lab, staff offices, as well as rare book viewing and collection rooms, reopening to the public in April 2020. During this transition, The Saint Vincent Gallery will be closed. For more information regarding the new campus gallery or to learn about preservation efforts, contact Andrew Julo, Administrative Director/Curator at 724-805-2017. 

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About

I have determined that our monasteries should not be simply schools for religion and learning but should also serve as custodians of the fine arts and thus foster greater appreciation for culture. + Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B.

When the founder of Saint Vincent, Boniface Wimmer, OSB arrived in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1846, he set out to establish a monastery and school that would be immersed in the arts. Envisioning the arts as having the same status and support as science and religion, Wimmer immediately began to assemble artists, teach students, and collect art. As a result, over the past 160 years, Saint Vincent has acquired more than 4,000 works of art of cultural and historic significance.

For more than 60 years, the College has maintained a public art gallery for the cultural edification of its students and the greater community; featuring both rotating and permanent collection exhibitions with several thousand visitors each year. In addition to traveling exhibitions, the Gallery routinely exhibits the work of its arts faculty as well as of graduating studio art majors. 

Saint Vincent is indebted to the tireless contributions of Brother Nathan M. Cochran, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, who served as curator of the Saint Vincent collections for 31 years. In addition to mounting over 60 exhibitions during his tenure as gallery director, Br. Nathan was instrumental in arranging for key works to be conserved, systematizing organization of the collections, and developing both internal and external scholarship on works housed at Saint Vincent. In 2001, under Br. Nathan’s direction, Saint Vincent initiated the Biennial Nationwide Juried Catholic Arts Competition and Exhibition – assembling works of art honoring reflective of Christian themes created by contemporary artists working
domestically and internationally. Now in its 20th year, the juried exhibition serves as a critical link between artists and patrons resulting in a renewed interest in sacred art.

On April 23, 2020, Saint Vincent will begin a new chapter its long history of support for the arts with the dedication of a newly expanded exhibition space. Located inside the Dale P. Latimer Library Arts & Technology Center, the Gallery will continue to serve as a creative crossroads, featuring rotating exhibitions culled from its impressive permanent collection while also showcasing the work of emerging artists whose work investigates the issues and questions of our contemporary time. Building on the legacy initiated by Wimmer’s bold vision, Saint Vincent continues its commitment to fostering a culture of innovation, creativity, inquiry, and contemplation.


Collections

Originally initiated by Saint Vincent founder Archabbot Boniface Wimmer, OSB in 1852, the Archabbey and College boast an impressive art collection totally over 4,000 objects, ranging from ancient to contemporary. At the core of the Archabbey Collection remain nearly 200 European paintings from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries gifted on behalf of King Ludwig I of Bavaria to Saint Vincent in the mid-19th century. In subsequent decades, several hundred 18th and 19th century European drawings and prints featuring religious and mythological subjects were added to the collection.

The Archabbey holds over one hundred drawings, designs schematics and objects by the Altar Stock Building Company of Covington, Kentucky – a neo-gothic design/build liturgical furnishings studio founded by the monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey in 1862 under the direction of Br. Cosmas Wolf, OSB. Work by a variety of international 20th century artists involved in the liturgical arts are also represented.

Collecting concentrations for Saint Vincent also include work by artists from Pennsylvania and the wider Mid-Atlantic; prints by 20th century modern artists; carving from Sub-Saharan Africa; as well as Pre-Columbian, Ancient Greek, Etruscan and Roman artifacts. Saint Vincent also boasts the largest concentration of work by 20th century digital art pioneer, Roman Verostko.

Academic instructors, students, researchers, and campus guests are invited to explore selections from the permanent collections on rotation in The Saint Vincent Gallery. Inquiries to gain access to items not currently on view should be directed to Andrew Julo, Administrative Director/Curator at andrew.julo@stvincent.edu or 724-805-2017.   

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Collection Preservation
To learn how you can support preservation efforts of works currently underway at Saint Vincent, please contact the Gallery's main office at 724-805-2107 or by clicking the link below.

Donate Now - Gallery

Appraisal Resources
The Saint Vincent Gallery asks that individuals interested in donating objects, enlist the assistance of a certified appraiser prior to contacting the Gallery. Saint Vincent is unable to provide appraisals or make any specific recommendations, however the resources listed below can be located online:

American Society of Appraisers
http://www.appraisers.org/

Appraisers Association of America
https://www.appraisersassociation.org/

National Association of Professional Appraisers
https://www.professionalappraisers.org/ 

International Society of Appraisers
https://www.isa-appraisers.org/

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To learn more about exhibitions, programming, and works from the Saint Vincent permanent collections, contact:

Andrew Julo
Director, The Saint Vincent Gallery
Curator, Saint Vincent Art & Heritage Collections
andrew.julo@stvincent.edu | 724-805-2107
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650