Did you know? Earlham is home to a collection of almost 3,500 works of art!

The Earlham College Art Collection (ECAC) is a wonderful resource for faculty and students, providing access to first-hand material for classes, projects and papers. Informally begun in 1882 with the donation of a painting by Quaker artist Marcus Mote, the ECAC has grown into a uniquely diverse teaching collection featuring Quaker and midwestern art as well as indigenous art from around the world and through the centuries. 

The mission of the Earlham College Art Collection is to support the mission of Earlham College by collecting, preserving and exhibiting east-central Indiana and west-central Ohio art and craft, Quaker art, indigenous art and artifacts, Asian art, and art with relevance to the history of Earlham College. The Collection is made available for use in Earlham College courses, for research, scholarship, and for curated exhibitions.  Interested in using one of our images?

In the Art Collection we learn new things every day. We are often doing research to learn more about the art that we care for. Discover what we're learning about our treasures through Art at the Heart, the ECAC newsletter. View the latest volume.

The Collection on campus today

Art of Faith & Devotion
Art of Faith & Devotion

Ronald Gallery, Lilly Library

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Themed Displays
Themed Displays

Landrum Bolling Center

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The Thorp Collection of Chinese Art
The Thorp Collection of Chinese Art

Permanent display in Lilly Library

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Art on the Walls
Art on the Walls

Work from the Collection on display in public areas

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