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Dominican Institute for the Arts Records

Identifier: DUMC-C-013

Scope and Contents

This collection contains physical and digital documents from the Dominican Institute of the Arts. The collection of 2.09 linear feet (5 boxes) includes administrative material (such as policies and guidelines, annual reports, board updates etc.), publications (many of which are the DIA Newsletters), gatherings, (annual get togethers in various states occupied by Dominican Sisters who are members of the DIA), membership (members of the DIA throughout its existence) and award recipients (winners of the Fra. Angelico Award). The collection also contains 27.56 GB of website files and other digital materials. Artistic works by members of the DIA are some of the digital files.


  • 1997 - present.

Biographical / Historical

The Dominican Institute for the Arts (DIA) is a grassroots collaboration of sisters, friars, laity and associates of the Order of Preachers. They are committed to preaching through the Arts. Member of DIA include painters, musicians, dancers, sculptors, film makers, potters, poets, actors, composers, writers, designers of sacred space, dramatists, any other art forms, and those who appreciate and support the arts. The institute was founded in 1997 when 22 Dominicans and 4 organization members Chris Renz, Lisa Lopez Williams, Rose Marie Hennessey and Armando P. Ibanaz O.P. gathered at St. Albert’s priory, Oakland, California to celebrate God in their work. Since that time they have been gathering at Dominican Centers in Mission San Jose CA, Sinsinawa WI, Adrian MI, Sparkhill NY, Columbus Ohio, New Jersey, Grand Rapids MI, Springfield IL, Oakland CA, Great Bend KA. DIA also has international members many from England, Rome, Africa, and Malta.


2.09 Linear Feet : (5 Boxes) ; (15.25" x 5" x 10.25")

27.56 Gigabytes : (7098 files)

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Repository Details

Part of the Mary Nona McGreal, OP Center for Dominican Historical Studies Repository

Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
River Forest IL 60305 USA
(708) 524-6677
(708) 524-6546