The Seeley G. Mudd Library supports and promotes the visual arts in a variety of mediums. As a place for learning and self-reflection, we believe the library is the perfect place to showcase the artistic products of our students as well as additional pieces to inspire, provoke thought, and commemorate. The Mudd Library houses a permanent collection, temporary installations, and the Mudd Gallery.
Students are encouraged to display their art in the library and propose temporary art installations. Those who wish to do so should contact Peter Gilbert, the Library Director. Some of the previously displayed art can be viewed from the following links:
Collections include the Tom Dietrich Gallery, the Roger Dale Kruse Room collection and the Gallery of Presidents. Photographs of the presidential portraits, along with descriptions of the subject and artist can be found in the Lawrence University Presidential Portraits collection in Lux.
- Outside Director's Office
- Hope by Jennifer Halbman (2009 - Ballpoint Pen, Gold Leaf, Gesso on Newspaper). Halbman graduated from Lawrence in 2009 and was a recipient of the Senior Art Exhibition Award.
- Fluid by Natasha Prouty (2005 - Copper). Prouty graduated from Lawrence in 2005 and was a recipient of the Senior Art Exhibition Award.
- Dreamer 8/25 by Glenna Goodacre
- Lung Transplant by Megan Fonstad
- Wall outside 127
- Popped by Sarah I. Bowen (2001 - Ceramic, Acrylic, Epoxy, Nails). Bowen graduated from Lawrence in 2001 and was a recipient of the Senior Art Exhibition Purchase Award.
- Milwaukee-Downer Room
- Chapman Memorial Library, Milwaukee-Downer College
John B. Johnson Jr. (1951-1964) President.
Floral Still Life by Marjorie Logan
Ellen C. Sabin by Emily Groom (Charcoal)
Ellen Sabin by Louis Betts (ca. 1912 - Oil). Sabin was president of Milwaukee-Downer College, 1891-1921.
Lucia R. Briggs by Emily Groom
- Above the entrance in the Milwaukee-Downer Room
- Crew Oar from Milwaukee-Downer College
- Outside the Milwaukee-Downer Room
- Map of Milwaukee-Downer College dated 1927
- wrap a madela around me so that i may become transcendent (day #3) by Nolan Riegler (2004 - mixed media). Riegler graduated from Lawrence in 2004 and was a recipient of the Senior Art Exhibition Purchase Award.
- Circulation Office
- Nantucket by Emily Groom (Watercolor)
Lake Atitlan by Emily Groom (Watercolor)
- Reserve Room
- Park with Figures II by Altman (1964)
Towards Elizabeth by Thomas Locker
- South Wall near Scores
- Union by Justine Reimnitz
- Outside Lincoln Reading Room
- Portrait of Nathan Paine, Major, 1st Wisconsin Calvary. Painter Unknown. Gift of the Phi Delta Fraternity.
- Portrait of Lincoln by E.C. Middleton (1864 - Chromolithograph). Gift of Professor Emeritus Ben and Mrs. Kay Schneider.
- The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation Before the Cabinet by Alexander Hay Ritchie (1864 - engraving).
- Lincoln Reading Room
- A Portrait of Lincoln by Schneider (pencil).
Gettysburg Pose by Alexander Gardner (1862 - photograph). Printed from the original collodium glass plate negative.
Photograph of Lincoln by Alexander Hester (1860).
Abraham Lincoln by Leonard Wells Volk (1860 - alvastone, bronze bust).
The Council of War by John Rogers (1868 - painted plaster).
Life Mask of Abraham Lincoln by Leonard Wells Volk (1860). Bronze cast of original.
Casts of Lincoln's hands by Leonard Wells Volk (1860). Bronze casts of original.
- Top of score range outside 115
- Ustrasana (camel pose) by John Palmquist (2007 - crystalline rock). John Palmquist is Professor Emeritus of Geology.
- Wall outside 116
- Sing While Pounding the Rice by My-Linh Nguyen (2002 - silkscreen and linocut print). Nguyen graduated from Lawrence in 2002 and was a recipient of the Senior Art Exhibition Purchase Award.
- Media Center
- Synthetic(s) by Melissa Joy Kozlik (2000 - Scanning Electron Micrograph). Kozlik graduated from Lawrence in 2000 and was a recipient of the Senior Art Exhibition Purchase Award.
- Under stairway
- Seated Figure by Mary Markowitz (2003)
- Gallery of Past Presidents and Founders of Lawrence University and Milwaukee-Downer College
- Samuel Plantz by Francis Cranmer Greenman (1923 - Oil). Plantz was president of Lawrence University, 1894-1924.
Henry Merritt Wriston by Robert K. Fletcher (1944 - Oil). Wriston was president of Lawrence University, 1925-1937
Thomas Nichols Barrows by F.R. Harper (ca. 1943 - Oil). Barrows was president of Lawrence University, 1937-1943
Douglas Maitland Knight by Tom Dietrich (1963 - Oil). Knight was president of Lawrence University, 1954-1963
Curtis William Tarr by Lester W. Bentley (1969 - Oil). Tarr was president of Lawrence University, 1963-1969
Thomas S. Smith by Keith David Hoover (1979 - Oil). Smith was president of Lawrence University, 1969-1979
- Additional portraits of founders and presidents of Lawrence University and Milwaukee-Downer College are also included in this gallery.
- North Wall - Tom Dietrich Gallery (from Room 401 to West Wall)
- Main Hall by, Tom Dietrich (1952)
Morning After Rain, Lake Nebagamon, WI by, Tom Dietrich (1937)
Torch Lake Beach by Tom Dietrich, in memory of Suzanne McCarthy (1934-1954)
Untitled by Tom Dietrich in honor of Dr. Dorothy Waples (1979), donated by Dr. Andrew and Mrs. Bernice Bixler.
Window Opening on Lake Nakomis by Tom Dietrich (1963)
Lake Nakomis I by Tom Dietrich
View of College Avenue, 1882 by Tom Dietrich (1957 - Casein), donated by Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. McCorison.
A watercolor by Tom Dietrich (1995)
An oil painting by Tom Dietrich, donated by Stanley Severson 1995.
A watercolor by Tom Dietrich (1947)
- Room 401
- Yachting I by Robert Von Neumann (aquatint and drypoint etching with hand coloring)
Cranes by C.S. Whymper (1910- Watercolor)
Yachting II by Robert Von Neumann (aquatint and drypoint etching with hand coloring)
- Roger Dale Kruse Room
- The works of art in this room were donated by Judge D. Michael Lynn '65 from the collection of his late partner, Roger Dale Kruse.
- Flower Market by Jules R. Herve
- L'Eoucerue by Jules R. Herve
- Parisian Courtyard by Andre Renoux
- Parisian Street Scene by Andre Renoux
- Place de Bastille by Edouard Cortes
- Port St. Denis by Edouard Cortes
The Mudd Gallery is a space in which students and faculty are given the opportunity to formally display their works in a variety of exhibits. While the space is located in the Mudd Library, it is managed by the Department of Art & Art History in the Wriston Art Center. This space has exhibited works from the Photography Club, Tropos (the student art & literary magazine), various studio art courses, solo student shows, and more.