Monday, August 8, 2022

Miami University series #3: Kumler Chapel

Kumler Chapel at Miami University

11" x 14"

Oil with palette knives on board

This is the third painting in a series of art focusing on iconic imagery from my alma mater Miami University. 

Here is a little history about the chapel from the Miami University instagram page:

Western College for Women's Kumler Memorial Chapel was dedicated on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 28, 1918, not an insignificant feat as just ten months earlier, the great tower of the partly completed building had crashed to the ground. The chapel was a gift from Anna Kumler Wight, Western Class of 1879, and her sister, Ella Kumler McKelvy, to honor their parents and paternal grandfather, Elias, one of the first to donate toward the founding of Western Female Seminary, Western’s original name. The gray structure of native Ohio stone was designed by Carrère and Hastings, the same New York architectural firm that constructed the New York Public Library. Kumler is a reproduction of an old chapel that Thomas Hastings admired in Normandy. Although no regular church services have been held here since Western and Miami University merged in 1974, it is a popular venue for concerts, lectures, graduations, and, of course, weddings.

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