Lawrence University’s art collection contains around 5,800 items — prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, coins, posters, and ritual and vernacular objects — which span historical periods from antiquity to the present and come from all over the world. Our holdings include important collections of German Expressionism, Japanese woodblock prints, linocuts from Mexico’s Taller de Gráfica Popular, Old Master drawings, contemporary works on paper, and ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins.
Among the artists represented in the collection are Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (at left), William Adolphe Bouguereau, Warrington Colescott, Sam Gilliam, Andō Hiroshige, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Louise Nevelson, John Henry Twachtman, Grant Wood, Maria Martínez, Judy Pfaff (below), and many others.
Selections from the collection are regularly featured in exhibitions in the Wriston Art Galleries. Faculty also routinely incorporate the study of these original works of visual art into their courses and occasionally curate their own exhibitions drawn from the collection to explore important ideas and themes.
Online access to the collection is available on Artstor. Lawrence University students, faculty, and staff have access to additional content and functions by signing in.
If you would like to see works in the art collection,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-832-6890
to arrange an appointment weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.