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Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak Lecture 2024

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak Lecture, titled “Acquisition Anecdotes of a TMA Curator of European Paintings” featuring Lawrence W. Nichols, the first curator emeritus of the Toledo Museum of Art. The title “curator emeritus” is assigned to a former staff with a long and distinguished career at an institution, and typically implies continuous involvement with said institution. The lecture will take place on Sunday, April 7, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Franciscan Center Theatre, located at 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, Ohio.

This enlightening presentation is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception, offering attendees the chance to connect and converse.

This event is sponsored by George and Vicky Brymer and the Lourdes University Art Department. For further information, please contact Erin Palmer Szavuly, Associate Professor and Chair of the Art Department, at or 419-824-3685.

Lawrence W. Nichols

In 1992, Lawrence W. Nichols became the Toledo Museum of Art’s first curator emeritus, marking a distinguished career in the art world. Formerly the associate curator of the John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Nichols curated numerous exhibitions at the TMA and played a pivotal role in significant acquisitions. His contributions include works by Hals, Guercino, Chardin, Delacroix, Géricault, and Vuillard.

Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak

Established in 2011 by Lourdes alumnus George Brymer and his wife Vicky, the Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak Lecture series provides a platform for students and the community to engage with professionals in the art field. Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak, OSF, an accomplished professor and artist, has long served the Lourdes community. Her legacy includes 14 years of teaching at Cardinal Stritch High School and numerous displays of her ceramic and mural works are on display across the nation.


April 7
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Franciscan Center Theatre
6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560
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