Fine Art Galleries


Portrait of Dorothy Day

Love is the Measure: Photos of Dorothy Day by Vivian Cherry

On View:

12 October – 14 December 2018
Fine Art Galleries
Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Dorothy Day has been called “an icon of American Catholicism.” Born to a newspaper family in Brooklyn, New York, Day converted to Catholicism as a young woman and shortly afterwards began publishing the Catholic Workerin 1933. In the midst of the Great Depression this publication became a widely recognized vehicle for promoting social change and awareness of poverty in the United States. Vivian Cherry, a street photographer known for her interest in social issues, chronicled Day’s work starting in 1955. Cherry returned in 1959 to photograph Day’s faith-inspired labor once again.  Almost 50 of Cherry’s images from these extended photo-essays are brought together in the exhibition, Love is the Measure. This project has been organized jointly by the Center for Catholic Thought and Culture and University Galleries.  The show is accompanied by an illustrated, scholarly brochure, authored by Jeffrey Burns.

Image at top: Dorothy Day (detail), c. 1955, ©2018 Vivian Cherry

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday, noon - 5:00pm

Related Events

Opening Celebration Thursday, October 11:

Discussion with Kate Hennessy
5:30 – 6:30pm
Mother Rosalie Hill Reading Room, Copley Library

6:30 – 7:30pm
Garden of the Sea, Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
Light refreshments and appetizers will be serves. No reservations required.