Illinois Wesleyan University The Ames Library Art Collection (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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About this Collection

Collection Description

The Ames Library is privileged to hold works donated by faculty and friends of the library and purchased from juried student art shows. Browse all holdings by the link to the left or narrow to specific categories from these choices:



Since 1996, the Illinois Wesleyan University's library has purchased a piece of artwork selected from among works exhibited annually by Senior, Bachelor of Fine Arts students in the School of Art. The Student Art Purchase Award is presented during the opening reception of B.F.A. show held each April. The winning work is displayed on the entry level of Ames Library for one academic year, after which it is relocated to the Ames Library second floor where the entire collection of student artwork is permanently displayed. Donated works are available for viewing on all levels of the library except the second.