The VCA is dedicated to the advancement and integration of the arts within the Saint Vincent College community. The Center devotes 5,000+ square feet to hosting rotating exhibitions that present work by contemporary artists as well as selections from Saint Vincent’s impressive holdings. The Center cares for over 4,000 objects ranging from ancient to contemporary in a variety of media that form the permanent art collections of Saint Vincent College and Saint Vincent Archabbey.
The VCA serves as an educative and inspirational hub for students, faculty, researchers, and the surrounding community. Exhibiting work by contemporary artists and objects from the Saint Vincent permanent collections, the Center provides opportunities for its constituents to engage with diverse perspectives, cultures, and ideas. In keeping with Saint Vincent College’s liberal arts mission, special focus is given to exhibitions and programming that draw from interdisciplinary sources.
The Center aims to:
Exhibitions + Hours
Information concerning rotating exhibitions featuring the work of contemporary artists, selections from the Saint Vincent Art & Heritage Collections, and the Dale P. Latimer Library's Special Collections can be found by visiting www.verostkocenter.org.
Originally initiated by Saint Vincent founder Archabbot Boniface Wimmer, OSB in 1852, the Archabbey and College boast an impressive art collection totally over 4,000 objects, ranging from ancient to contemporary. At the core of the Archabbey Collection remain nearly 200 European paintings from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries gifted on behalf of King Ludwig I of Bavaria to Saint Vincent in the mid-19th century. In subsequent decades, several hundred 18th and 19th century European drawings and prints featuring religi us and mythological subjects were added to the collection.
The Archabbey holds over one hundred drawings, designs schematics and objects by the Altar Stock Building Company of Covington, Kentucky – a neo-gothic design/build liturgical furnishings studio founded by the monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey in 1862 under the direction of Br. Cosmas Wolf, OSB. Work by a variety of international 20th century artists involved in the liturgical arts are also represented.
Collecting concentrations for Saint Vincent also include work by artists from Pennsylvania and the wider Mid-Atlantic; prints by 20th century modern artists; carving from Sub-Saharan Africa; as well as Pre-Columbian, Ancient Greek, Etruscan and Roman artifacts. Saint Vincent also boasts the largest concentration of work by 20th century digital art pioneer, Roman Verostko.
Academic instructors, students, researchers, and campus guests are invited to explore selections from the permanent collections on rotation at the Verostko Center for the Arts.