Wriston Art Center Galleries (Lawrence University)

Overview

Lawrence UniversityARTstor Digital Library and the Wriston Art Center at Lawrence University have collaborated to share nearly 1,300 images of works from the permanent collection. The collection in ARTstor will consist of selections from special collections of early 20th century German art, Japanese prints, and Ancient and Byzantine coins. The La Vera Pohl collection of German Expressionists consists of approximately 200 prints, paintings, and drawings by 20th century German artists, including Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka, August Macke, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. The collection of Japanese woodblock prints includes a wide range of ukiyo-e works from the 18th through 20th centuries. There are approximately 200 prints by artists such as Yoshu Chikanobu, Keisai Eisen, Utagawa Hiroshige, Shiro Kasamatsu, Hasui Kawase, Torii Kiyonaga, Toyohara Kunichika, Utagawa Kunisada, Ohara Shoson, Utagawa Toyokuni, and Hiroshi Yoshida. The museum will also share approximately 800 images of coins, including 700 from the Ottilia M. Buerger Collection of Ancient and Byzantine Coins. Starting in the 1950s, Ottilia Buerger (class of 1938) assembled a collection of rare coins that is widely regarded as one of the finest in the United States, which she bequeathed to Lawrence University in 2001.

The Wriston Art Center Galleries at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin was established in 1989. As part of an academic setting, the galleries are dedicated to education through exhibitions, artist lectures, school tours, internship opportunities, and print study sessions. Selections from Lawrence University's permanent collection of art are regularly exhibited in the Center's galleries. The university's art holdings comprise more than 3,000 objects in a variety of media, including early modern European and American art and special collections of German art, Japanese prints, Oceanic artifacts, and Ancient and Byzantine coins.



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Collection information

Total size of collection* 1,278
Percentage of completion 100%
Collection URL http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/lu_wriston

* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: Decmber 15, 2011

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