Xavier Magazine

The Art of X

If you’ve ever wanted to sneak a peek at the University’s art collection—or if you weren’t aware one existed—here’s your chance to be impressed.


In honor of Xavier’s 175th anniversary, the University art gallery is hosting a special exhibition of about 50 pieces from the Xavier collection from Oct. 3-27. Gallery director Kitty Uetz says the exhibition features about 50 works, a mix of paintings and sculpture.

And though the final lineup is still being set, Uetz says it will likely include such works as Paul Chidlaw’s painting, “A Civilized Statement” and John Stobart’s maritime scene, “The Dashing Waltz Entering the Golden Gate” and a John Ruthven wildlife print, “Sand Hill Crane.”

Uetz says it’s unusual for so many of the pieces in the collection to be shown together.

A special reception is planned for Academic Day, Oct. 3. “I think it’s a great way to celebrate the 175th anniversary,” Uetz says. Gallery hours for the exhibition are 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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