Lawrence University’s Art Collection contains around 5,800 items — prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, 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, linocuts from Mexico’s Taller de Gráfica Popular, Old Master drawings and sketches, 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, Andō 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 Artstor. Lawrence University students, faculty, and staff have access to additional content and functions by signing in.
Please contact the Wriston Art Galleries' staff to arrange a research visit: firstname.lastname@example.org