O'Connor Art Gallery


The mission of the O’Connor Art Gallery is to present the Dominican University academic community with timely, relevant and focused contemporary art exhibitions that foster critical and thoughtful dialogue across disciplines.  Exhibitions are curated with the student body in mind, as they are meant to introduce students to new and innovative artistic concepts, practices and strategies. Located in Lewis Hall, steps from many of the art department’s studios and classrooms,the gallery is particularly accessible to art students as a space for intimate engagement and reflection. In addition to at least three curated exhibitions per year, the gallery is  the site of an annual juried student show and senior thesis exhibitions. The gallery is located on the fourth floor of Lewis Hall and is open to the public during the academic year. 


Current Exhibition

Past and Present: Artwork by Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters

January 26 – March 9, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 25, 4-7 pm; Curator Talk by Sister Priscilla Wood, OP: Wednesday , January 25, 3-4 pm

The O’Connor Art Gallery is pleased to present Past and Present: Artwork by Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, an exhibition featuring the work of Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, celebrating the 800th Jubilee of the founding of the Dominican Order of Preachers. The opening reception for the exhibition will take place on Wednesday, January 25 from 4-7pm, and will be preceded by a conversation with Sister Priscilla Wood, OP, curator at the Sinsinawa Mound Center, at 3pm.

Following the 800th Jubilee of the founding of the Dominican Order, Past and Present celebrates the creativity and artwork by past and contemporary Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. The exhibition includes artwork by several Dominican Sisters, spanning the 20th and 21st centuries. The artwork displays artistic styles from portraiture, woodblock printing, oil painting, and many more, all with a focus on faith and spirituality that reflect the mission of the Sinsinawa Dominican order.

Curated Andrew Reyes-Burkholder

FREE Admission.

Questions? Contact Andrew ReyesBurkholder, Gallery Director, areyesburkholder@dom.edu

Sister Catherine Wall, OP




Sister Joeann Daley, OP