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Johannes von Gumppenberg Reception

Johannes von Gumppenberg Reception

The vibrant acrylic paintings on display between the second and third floors of the McKillop Library are the work of modern artist Johannes von Gumppenberg. His work demonstrates a lifelong interest in modern art and design and a desire to explore the fundamentals underlying new freedoms.

 

Born in Germany in 1931, von Gumppenberg studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in 1955, and then earned his MFA from Yale University in 1962. He also studied painting at Munich Academy of Fine Arts. During his teaching career, he was on the faculty of the University of Illinois and Kalamazoo College, and taught privately for many years as well. He retired to Jamestown, Rhode Island, where he lives with his wife Janet von Gumppenberg.

 

Please join us to celebrate this art! Johannes and university staff will offer some introductory remarks, and light refreshments will be provided.

Date:
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time:
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:
Room 306
Categories:
Library Event

Displays in the Library

1st Floor

Dr. Cornel West

We have many books in our collection authored by Dr. Cornel West, as well as many titles that feature an introduction of support by Dr. West. Join Dr. West in a conversation with Salve President Dr. Kelli Armstrong on Tuesday, Feb. 25th, from 7-9 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall in O’Hare.


1st Floor - DVDs

Black History Month

Display by: Alicia Vaandering, Education and Instructional Design Librarian


1st Floor

“Word Have Power,” a display of books celebrating Black History

Display by: Alicia Vaandering, Education and Instructional Design Librarian


1st Floor

The Life of Saint John Henry Newman

Come and learn more about the life of Saint John Henry Newman in a new display from the personal collection of English professor Dr. Stephen Trainor. Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman was declared a saint in a ceremony in St. Peter’s Square in Rome on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Dr. Trainor, who attended the ceremony, has graciously provided first edition copies of Newman’s works, as well as mementos from the ceremony in October. The display is located on the first floor of the library, near the library café.


3rd Floor

diversity display

Calligraphy as Expression of Devotion

University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Genna Duplisea first noticed in the collection Maria Thomas’s beautiful calligraphic art used for the Mission Statement, Christmas cards for Sister Therese Antone, and other Salve celebrations. Such pieces recall religious manuscripts, in which the meaning and the form of words were both important. Writing is both an expression of the self and, in some cases, a practice of devotion.

She sought to find examples of hand-lettering, everyday handwriting, and designed fonts in the archives. The collaboration between Special Collections and Jamestown artist Johannes von Gumppenberg, whose paintings hang on the mezzanine, also provided many examples of calligraphy design. Many of the selections relate to Christmas because of Salve Regina’s Sisters of Mercy heritage, and so only represents a small fraction of the possibilities of writing as art and religious practice. Duplisea hopes that this display will spark conversation about writing across all faith traditions.

Display by:Genna Duplisea,Archivist & Special Collections Librarian; co-curated with Kylee Babcock ’20, Poulin Archives Fellow


1st Floor

new releases display

New Releases

Browse our new arrivals as they come in! Updated weekly. Find your next read or movie here!

Display by: Nancy Barta-Norton, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian