Art Beauty that saves

The Basilica is committed to the Arts - to move, inspire, and transform individuals and communities through excellence in the arts and creative practices.

The Basilica’s Collections

Painted on canvas and panels, carved in stone and wood our art collection spans five centuries and crosses several continents. Together, these works of art tell the story of our faith community yesterday and today and inspires tomorrow.

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  • Art That Surrounds Us Video Series
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  • Exhibitions
  • Icons
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  • Saints
  • Stations of the Cross

Art That Surrounds Us Video Series

Johan van Parys, Ph.D., Director of Liturgy and Sacred Arts, shares information about a piece from The Basilica of Saint Mary’s art collection.


Basilica Icons

Icons painted by Debra Korluka, Stillwater, MN


Charles Caldwell

The Artist celebrates the African American experience as a universal story of everyman, exploring the wonder, sorrows, and joys of life in every portrait.



Peace on Earth. Crèches from around the world.


Driving Wind

This carving by Mary Ann Osborne reflects Pentecost. linden wood, copper, brass, ink


East Meets West: Women Icon Makers of West Ukraine

Art from the John Kohan Sacred Art Pilgrim Collection. Most of the iconographers are graduates of the Sacred Art Department at the Lviv National Academy of Arts


Homeless Jesus

The sculpture of a life-size Christ figure shrouded in a blanket on a park bench is an internationally recognized symbol of compassion and awareness for the homeless with sculptures located in major cities throughout the world.


Icon Festival

The Icon festival begins on the Sunday closest to November 1, All Saints Day and ends on Christ the King Sunday.


Janet McKenzie

Diversity, Unity & Hope: The Sacred Paintings of Janet McKenzie. The Exhibition includes, Jesus of the People, exhibited for the first time, images of Mary, The Adoration of the Christ Child and a set of the Stations of the Cross.