Art & Photographs

Art & Photographs

The Art & Photographs Collection, located at HMML, includes prints, art, and archaeological objects dating from the ancient world through the 20th century, and photographs and slides from the late 20th century. Most of the collection was the gift of liturgical artist Frank Kacmarcik, OblOSB (1920-2004), who spent a lifetime gathering materials into an “Arca Artium” or “Ark of the Arts” to inspire his work. Areas of focus include the graphic arts, liturgical art, monasticism in art, and printing, totaling more than 6,000 original woodcuts, engravings, etchings, and lithographs. The photograph collection includes the Robert A. Hadley Slide Collection of archaeological sites across the Middle East, the Columba Stewart Photographs collection of monastic sites, and important American photography from Edward Weston (1886-1958), a master of 20th-century photography.


  • Date Range

    3,300 BCE - 20th century CE
  • Contact

    Katherine Goertz, Curator/Registrar, Art Collections
  • Visit

    To schedule a visit with Art & Photograph Collection items, email:
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The extensive print collection includes works from Marten de Vos, Piranesi, Dürer, and others (Dürer, St. John before God and the Elders, AAP 3603)
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Island Hay, a 1945 lithograph by major American Regionalist artist Thomas Hart Benton (AAP 0998)
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The collection includes works by 20th-c. Jewish artists Leonard Baskin, Ben-Zion, Ben Shahn, Marc Chagall, and others, including this 1956 Chagall lithograph (AAP3299)
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The Robert A. Hadley Slide Collection includes hundreds of images from architectural and archaeological sites across the Middle and Near East, including this image from Al-Bārah, Syria (HSC00193)

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