Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Philadelphia seminary to sell Eakins paintings

Catholic World News - March 26, 2014

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced that its seminary will sell seven of its paintings, including five by the famed realist painter Thomas Eakins.

“The seminary has long been a steward of these works, but this was the right time to seize an opportunity to do what is best for the artwork and for the seminary itself,” said Bishop Timothy Senior, rector of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. “We will keep many of the paintings in our collection, but the core mission of the seminary is to form men for service in the priesthood. We are not a museum.”

The seminary will also sell a work by impressionist painter Colin Campbell Cooper and a portrait of Archbishop Jean Jadot, the former apostolic nuncio to the US, by Alice Neel.

The proceeds of the sale will help fund seminary building renovations.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our October expenses ($33,317 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,683.25
95% 5%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

On Bishops and Jesuits, Saints and Angels 19 hours ago
Bishop Finn in Kansas City: Not quite up to date? 21 hours ago
Oh, that sort of misconduct [UPDATED] September 29
Don’t worry about terrorism; worry about workplace violence? September 29
Doing Great Things for Christ September 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30