Collections

The University Art Galleries maintains the University’s collection of modern and contemporary art that it has acquired over the years through bequests and donations by faculty and friends of the University and local community. Most notable are George Segal’s piece Street Crossing, works by Alexander Calder, drawings by Alberto Giacometti, the Lida Hilton Print Collection and the Lucy Lewis Collection of contemporary Native American pottery, some of which can be seen in buildings on campus.

The University also owns the Wingert Collection of traditional African and Oceanic masks and sculptures, the well-known Cosla Collection of Italian Renaissance and 16th- to 19th-century European art, and the collected works of the American abstract expressionist Ben Wilson.  

Kinship Panels

The Holy Kinship Panels, German, early 16th c.,
tempera on panel, 28 5/8" x 31 1/4"
Cosla Collection

Segal - Woman Painting Her Toenails

Woman Painting Her Toenails, 1996, plaster,
wood, glass 96" x 48" x 72"

George Segal Collection

wingert collection image

Banda Mask, Nalu, Guinea, n.d.
Wood, painted, 72" x 15" x 14"
Gift of Emily Wingert, Wingert Collection

 Ben Wilson collection icon image

The Galleria, 1977, oil on panel, 48" x 52"
Ben Wilson Collection
(selected works available for sale)

alexander calder image

Swirl, 1974, maguey fiber, 102" x 84"
Alexander Calder Collection

 other holdings

Other Holdings (coming soon)