The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

Quinquagenary Exhibits

Litchfield, CT


Wisdom House, Litchfield CT

September 8th - November 10th, 2018

"A Hidden Wholeness: The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton" - an exhibition of photographs from the archives of the Thomas Merton Center in Louisville, KY. Opening Lecture: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 3:30 pm, Paul Pearson, PhD, Director and Archivist, The Thomas Merton Center followed by reception.

Louisville, KY


McGrath Art Gallery, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY  

November 30th, 2018 - January 12th, 2019.

"Searching for Thomas Merton: An Artistic Tribute 1968-2018" by Penny Sisto and Joe McGee.


KyCAD 849 Gallery, Louisville, KY

October 5th, 2018 - January 18th, 2019.

"Merton Among Us: The Living Legacy of Thomas Merton" - Multimedia exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passing of Thomas Merton, featuring work inspired by the lasting impact of the legendary Trappist monk, author and theologian who worked to improve understanding among people of different faiths.

Artworks and texts by seven artists and seven writers, all with local ties.


Sojourn Arts, Sojourn Church, 1207 S. Shelby St, Louisville, KY 40203

November 25th, 2018 - January 6th, 2019

"Shining Like the Sun" - an exhibit of photographs by Jay Keywood. At Sojourn Arts, Sojourn Church Midtown in Louisville, KY. from November 25, 2018 - January 6, 2019.

In 1958, Thomas Merton stood at the corner of 4th and Muhammad Ali (then called Walnut St.) and had a revelatory experience. Now, roughly 60 years later, Jay Keywood has looked at the people walking the streets surrounding this corner and invited us to also look. How will we see these total strangers in all their variety of glory, skepticism, struggle, and sweetness? Can we see the way Merton saw? For further information:


Thomas Merton Center, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

December 10th 2017 - February 2nd, 2019

The Thomas Merton Center has a special exhibit of photographs, artifacts, and rarely exhibited manuscripts relating to Merton's death in Bangkok on December 10th, 1968. Click here for further information about visiting the Merton Center.

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