Art exhibits at Holy Wisdom Monastery

The Benedictine Sisters at Holy Wisdom Monastery sponsor three art exhibits every year as part of their mission. Held in the spring, summer and fall, these exhibits hang in the gathering area of the LEED-certified monastery building. Selected artwork is in keeping with the monastic environment and reflects the Benedictine values of beauty, balance, simplicity, contemplation, and reverence for creation.

Current art exhibit

Memories — Artists from the communities of Holy Wisdom Monastery
August 5-October 7, 2018

All are welcome to the opening reception for the summer art exhibit, Memories, featuring art by different members of the communities at Holy Wisdom Monastery.

The exhibit opens Sunday, August 5, 2018 with a reception held at Holy Wisdom Monastery after 9:00 am worship. The artists will give brief reflections on their works. Bring your friends!

The exhibit will run August 5 through October 7, 2018. Gallery hours are M – F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (excluding holidays) and Sundays 9:00 – 11:30 am.

Photo: The Face of Alzheimer’s Disease by Elaine Pasinski Thomas will be part of the exhibit.

More information

For more information about attending an art exhibit or displaying art at Holy Wisdom Monastery, contact Rachel Olson at, 608-836-1631, x120.

Displaying art at the monastery

Every year, the monastery features several art exhibits and artists are welcome to submit their art for consideration (see guidelines).

Exhibits at Holy Wisdom Monastery seek to:

  • Highlight creativity as an aspect of our spiritual lives
  • Encourage a ‘new way of seeing’ by the viewer
  • Open our space to the creative gifts of others and give them an opportunity to share their work with all guests
  • Bring a representation of contemporary artistic expression to the monastery
  • Provide an additional opportunity for guests to experience Holy Wisdom Monastery

Submissions are due in December each year for the next year’s spring and fall exhibits.