Art Collection, Art | Earlham College


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

The Earlham Art Collection is a wonderful resource for faculty and students, providing direct access to works of art for exhibitions, classes, and research. Informally begun in 1882 with the donation of a painting by Quaker artist Marcus Mote, the Collection has grown into a uniquely diverse teaching collection. 

The Earlham Art Collection supports the mission of Earlham College by collecting, preserving and exhibiting works of art and craft. Strengths of the Collection include works on paper, Asian art, art related to Quakerism, Earlham College, and Indiana,  and indigenous art and artifacts from around the world. 

 

The Collection on Campus Today

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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Themed Displays: Landrum Bolling Center
Themed Displays: Landrum Bolling Center

The Art Collection showcases work in rotating themed displays on the ground floor of the LBC.

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