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Kathryn Cahill: Poems and Photographs

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“Kathryn Cahill: Poems and Photographs,” an exhibition of the late artist’s work, is on display in the Center Gallery, Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center campus. The opening reception, held on June 29, was hosted by Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham University, and Kevin M. Cahill, M.D. (FCRH ’57), Kathryn Cahill’s husband from 1961 until her death in 2004, and director of the University’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs.

"It was a great personal privilege to be part of the story of Kevin and Kate," said Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J., former president of Fordham University. "When I went to visit Kate in January 2004, shortly before she died, her concern was how I was adjusting to retirement. Many lives around the world have been touched by her." 

The exhibition, which runs through August 5, consists of 35 black-and-white photographs and 35 poems by Cahill, photographs of her studio by E. Short, a slide show of Kathryn Cahill at various ages with family and friends, and an introduction and biography of the late artist by Dr. Cahill.

“I never sensed sadness in her photos, as if words were the adequate vehicle for those feelings,” Dr. Cahill wrote in the introduction to his late wife’s work. “The visual arts seemed to provide her a way to capture the incredible range of joy and wonder she found in nature and humanity.”

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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