Start Date
July 19, 2018
End Date
August 26, 2018
Event Dates
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday


Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14222



Event Website

Merton and Lax: Image and Word

Thomas Merton and Robert Lax were artists and spiritual leaders, internationally recognized. Western New York was their growth culture.  Merton taught at St. Bonaventure and in 1941 entered the rigorous life in the Trappist Abbey of Gethsemane in Kentucky. His life was  one of prayer and writing about it.  Lax wandered the Western world, wrote for Time, the New Yorker, Parade and Jubilee. He made long skinny contemplative poems and he also made photographs, largely hidden until recently.This is an exhibition of the two friend’s work