CBU Art Gallery Features A.L. Aydelott

Memphis – The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University (CBU) is proud to announce an exhibition of work by world renowned architect, A.L. Aydelott. The exhibit of paintings and travel recollections entitled “Now & Then” will open May 30 and be on display through August 7.

Originally based in Memphis, Aydelott was instrumental in the architectural design of Maurelian and St. Joseph halls at CBU. In addition, his signature contribution to CBU is the archways that are Art by A.L. Aydelottvisible throughout the campus. While better known for such architectural endeavors, Aydelott has spent years painting frescos of architectural wonders of the past and taking photographs of modern structures. This collection includes both his paintings and photographs, and the subjects range from cathedrals in France and Italy to an office building that he designed in St. Louis, MO.

“We are thrilled to not only have this prominent and multi-talented nationally recognized architect exhibiting his wonderful artwork in our gallery but to have him as a long time friend of the University,” states Brother Robert Werle, FSC, Curator of Art & Special Collections. “The entire exhibit of 18 oil paintings of Europe and 39 historic black/white and color photographs of Pet Plaza, which Mr. Aydelott designed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is now listed on the National Historic Register, will be donated to the permanent collection at Christian Brothers University at the close of the exhibit in August.”

This exhibit is sponsored by CBU but has traveled around the country to various other universities including Washington University in St. Louis, Tulane University and University of Texas.

Hours at the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery are Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00-4:00 p.m.; and Sunday 2:00-11:00 p.m. Hours may vary due to University schedules. Call (901) 321-3243 to verify, or visit the web site at www.cbu.edu/library/gallery. ###

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