Wiegand Gallery at Notre Dame de Namur University Presents New Work by Robert Chiarito

For Immediate Release (1/17/2018)

Belmont, Calif.—The Wiegand Gallery at Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is pleased to present Remains to Be Seen: New Work by Robert Chiarito from January 26 to March 3, 2018. The reception for the artist will take place on February 4, from 2:00–4:00 p.m. The Wiegand Gallery is located on the NDNU campus at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont, California. Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 12:00–4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For directions: www.ndnu.edu.

Painting "Kasbah" by Robert Chiarito
“Kasbah” by Robert Chiarito

Mr. Chiarito will give a public lecture on February 22 at 4:00 p.m. in the Wiegand Gallery. He will also conduct a workshop based on abstraction on February 22 at 2:00 p.m. Please call the gallery if you wish to attend the workshop: (650) 508-3632. Seating is limited.

“Chiarito is a highly dynamic painter,” says Wiegand Gallery Director Robert Poplack. “His art uses abstract imagery to convey visceral and emotional states of being, reflecting the human condition. Chiarito brings an exuberance to his work, constantly discovering fresh sources. This turning of the artistic soil allows him to evolve in ever-changing ways.”

Chiarito’s work has been exhibited in prestigious international venues, including the Ahknaton Gallery in Cairo, Egypt; and Casa de Cultura de Tlalpan in Mexico City. Closer to home, his work has been shown at the Triton Museum of Art and Stanford University. His honors include a grant from the Rydell Visual Arts Fund and an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Artists. A charismatic teacher and professor emeritus at San Jose State University, Mr. Chiarito will be working directly with NDNU students as a Sister Catharine Julie Cunningham Visiting Scholar.


Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving approximately 1,700 students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU is the third-oldest college in California and the first authorized to grant the baccalaureate degree to women. NDNU maintains a strong commitment to academic excellence, social justice, and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and teacher credential programs. For more information, visit www.ndnu.edu.


The Wiegand Gallery is housed at NDNU in a magnificent 1874 carriage house made of native stone quarried on campus. The exhibition space provides a warm and inviting environment for experiencing art. The gallery focuses on the accomplishments of outstanding, under-recognized artists, as well as rarely seen work by renowned artists. www.wiegandgallery.org/


Robert M. Poplack, Director, Wiegand Gallery



Zack Rogow
(650) 508-3585