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This oil painting by William Scarlato, called "Father Michael," and a new art gallery both pay homage to Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., at Benedictine University, where the late monk amassed the large art collection. (Photo by Renee Tomell -

The new Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery is open to the public weekdays at Benedictine University in Lisle. Named in honor of the late monk who amassed the large collection, the gallery features works in diverse media by locally and internationally recognized artists.

Regular hours for the new gallery are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Other exhibits in the building include “Parallels,” paintings by Eulalio Bueno Silva Jr., in the second-floor atrium. “Dual Landscapes,” photos by Glenn Hansen, Stephen Parker and Susana Veloz, and “The Streets of San Salvador,” a collection of student photos, are displayed on the first floor.

The new gallery is on the fifth floor of Kindlon Hall of Learning, 5700 College Road. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call 630-829-6320.