September 12 – October 14, 2011

Opening Reception, Thursday, September 15th 5pm to 8pm

The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University presents The Way, The Truth, The Life: Sacred Artifacts from the Seton Hall Collections. Co-curated by Museum Professions Graduate Candidates Danielle Shimkus and Pam Schwartz, the exhibition will present a magnificent array of sacred artifacts, long tucked away in Seton Hall University’s collections. From beautifully handmade chalices to elaborate religious vestments, these artifacts show the marriage of function and beauty in items designed for devotion.   The objects on display will share the important stories and events from the university’s history.

The artifacts in the exhibition are culled from the Immaculate Conception Seminary, The Department of Archives and Special Collections, The Archdiocese of Newark, The Judeo-Christian Institute and the university’s fine art collections.  Curators Pamela Schwartz and Danielle Shimkus note, “The collections demonstrate the richness of Catholic history with objects spanning from Renaissance manuscripts to contemporary painting.  We are proud to present this selection to the community at large.”

For 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student, mind, heart and spirit. Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers. Seton Hall is a Catholic university that embraces students of all races and religions, challenging each other to better the world with integrity, compassion and a commitment to serving others. The Walsh Gallery is located in the Walsh Library, 400 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079. All gallery events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:30am to 4:30pm


Jeanne Brasile, Director

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University

400 S. Orange Avenue

South Orange, NJ 07079