Not many people have the privilege and joy of living in an art museum, but Sister Suzanne Schreiber’s virtual tour of artwork on the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus demonstrated that the Sisters who live on the campus do, indeed, live in an art museum of sorts.
The February 7, 2022, presentation was part of Weber Retreat and Conference Center’s popular Lunch and Learn Series – held virtually until the retreat center can reopen to the public.
“Our Motherhouse buildings are full of artwork,” Sister Suzanne said. “Just about every hallway, every space, every room has the artwork of Sisters and others on display. It’s like one big gallery.” But too often, she added, Sisters, Associates, and Co-workers walk through the halls of the Motherhouse and glance at the artwork without stopping to really see and appreciate it. Sister Suzanne invited her audience to really see the artwork featured during the tour – and all of the artwork on display on campus.
During her presentation, Sister Suzanne showed slides and discussed a number of artworks, from paintings and photographs to weavings, sculpture, stained glass windows, wooden carvings, and Cuadros – textile work created by women of Peru. In many cases, she offered the backstory of various works of art and discussed the creative process used by artists.
The presentation is available on the INAI Exhibits/Events page and also below. As you watch the presentation below, you are invited to savor the beauty and uniqueness of the artwork displayed throughout the Motherhouse Campus.
Feature photo: My Father’s Garden, a series of paintings by Sister Barbara Cervenka, OP, lines a wall of Weber Center near the parking lot entrance. Sister Barbara’s work was one of many works of art featured in a tour of the artwork gracing the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus.