Lawrence University’s Permanent Art Collection contains almost 4,000 items — prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture as well as coins, textiles, 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, linocut prints from Mexico’s Taller de Gráfica Popular, contemporary American prints, and ancient Greek and Roman and Byzantine coins.
Among the artists represented in the permanent collection are Thomas Hart Benton, William Adolphe Bouguereau, Warrington Colescott, Honore Daumier, Utagawa Hiroshige, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Franz Marc, Emile Nolde, Louise Nevelson, Pablo Picasso, Egon Shiele, Paul Signac, John Henry Twachtman, Grant Wood, and many others.
Selections from the permanent collection are regularly featured in exhibitions in the Wriston Art Galleries. The Lawrence University 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.
Open online access to the collection is available on Shared Shelf Commons. Lawrence University students, faculty, and staff can also view selections from the permanent collection by signing into ArtStor.
Please contact the Wriston Art Galleries' staff to arrange a research visit: firstname.lastname@example.org