Following the call of Via Pulchritudinis, DSPT is committed to fostering mutually enriching conversations that use art as a common ground between faith and reason, Church and society, or history and contemporary culture.
In collaboration with Blackfriars Institute for Religion and the Arts, the Gallery presents art which explore themes related to religion and the arts, or sacred arts and culture. With a particular emphasis on Catholic art and culture, exhibitions provide students at DSPT and GTU with the opportunity to engage art with their research topics, thesis and dissertation work. Lectures and exhibition catalogs provide the public with interesting historical features of the art and their relevance to concerns of contemporary society.
Located in the main gathering area of the west building, the Gallery is open to the public during regular school hours. Since opening in 2005, it has displayed many fascinating exhibits as evident in the list below.
800th Jubilee Art Exhibit - Via Pulchritudinis
Moving Pictures: The Bible and Beyond, by Fr. Michael Morris, OP
Early Christianity in the Cinema, by Fr. Michael Morris, OP
Monks and Friars and Food, by Fr. Michael Morris, OP and Fr. Chris Renz, OP
Open Space Inside-Out, by Fr. Chris Renz, OP
Evidence for Peace, by Lam Khong, DSPT alumnus
Visual Meditations from Thomas Merton’s Abbey of Gesthemani, by J. DiStefano, Fr. Michael Morris, OP and Fr. Chris Renz, OP