Br. Kenneth Chapman Gallery
Located in the Iona College Arts Center, along with studios for art, dance, painting and more, is the Br. Kenneth Chapman Art Gallery, named in honor of Br. Chapman, a long-time Iona professor, Christian Brother, and artist.
Art as a Spiritual Practice
A thought-provoking exploration of art-making, these works are imbued with the deities of art history and a healthy helping of the divinity in each mark made. Pavol Roskovensky, Jeff Elliott, and Philip Heubeck find their own moment of spiritual awakening; and what is apparent through all the layers is that this is their destiny.
September 4 – October 23, 2021
A Hidden Wholeness: The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton,
October 27 - December 5, 2021
Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky. He is best known today for his spiritual writings on contemplation and his own personal spiritual journey that led him to study Eastern religions, especially Zen Buddhism. Merton was also a visual artist of considerable talent exploring drawing and calligraphy and as reflected in this exhibition, photography. The exhibition includes 35 of Merton’s most powerful photographs from the Collections of the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.
Cesare Dandini’s Holy Family with the Infant St. John: A Rediscovered Florentine Baroque Masterpiece
September 16 - December 17, 2021
Location: Ryan Library at Iona College
Curated by Iona College Professor Thomas Ruggio
"Cesare Dandini’s Holy Family with the Infant St. John: A Rediscovered Florentine Baroque Masterpiece" is an exhibition curated by Iona College Professor Thomas Ruggio that focuses on an important 17th century Italian painting that was considered lost to art history. This exhibition also includes information about the artist’s life and development to help tell the story of a creative journey and process that took place in Florence, Italy during the 1600s.
Hours and Contact Information
Iona College Arts Center
665 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
- Monday - Thursday: Noon - 5 p.m.
- Thursday evening: 6:30 - 8 p.m.
- Sunday: 2 - 5 p.m. (during exhibitions)
- Closed for school holidays
Associate Professor of Theatre
Chair, Fine and Performing Arts Phone: (914) 633-2610