New book celebrates Xavier art collection

Cincinnati paintings, tapestries, mosaics, sculpture included | January 16, 2007

As a tribute to the 175th anniversary of Xavier University, Jenny Shives, adjunct instructor in art history, and Kitty Uetz, director for the Xavier art gallery, have prepared a hardcover book showcasing the University’s collection of paintings, sculptures and tapestries. The book, Xavier University: A Celebration of Art, includes full-color photographs of pieces from Xavier’s collection, along with historical commentary.

“I originally proposed the book because I thought it would be of interest to individuals who wanted to know about the Xavier fine art collection, the artists and the history of each piece, and to raise awareness that we do have an important collection of distinguished artists,” Uetz says.

The images presented in the book are selected works from the current collection in three areas of emphasis—religious art, Cincinnati’s Golden Age, and twentieth century contemporary and European art. The 112-page hardcover book includes work from Clement Barnhorn, Frank Duveneck, Edward T. Hurley, and Paul Chidlaw.

The book is available for $40 at the Xavier bookstore and at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion.