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Drury University Art Collection

Drury’s art collection contains works spanning the eleventh through the twenty-first centuries from around the globe.

Meditative Magnolia

60 x 40.5" large watercolor painting of a clear glass vase of pink and cream magnolias in water with distorted checkerboard reflection in vase, with petals fallen to imagined surface,… ...more

Abstract Variation

An abstract sculpture consisting of geometric steel shapes bolted and welded together, and painted red.


Woman's Head (Garda?)

Drawing of womans head

Chip-carved Male Figure with a Drum

Lamidi Olonade Fakeye (1928-2009) was a fifth generation artist of the famous Yoruba woodcarving family, the Fakeye, and he was one of the greatest traditional African woodcarvers of modern… ...more

The Samurai

Ceramic male figure (Samurai) sits on the back of a ceramic nude female. Figures have a metal frame around them suggesting an architectural space. Ceramics and metal are glued to a mint… ...more

Igloos for Rent

Landscape with pointed igloo-like forms resting on or rising out of the ground. Blue sky, green grass. Ten igloos visible, fading into the distance.

Little Mountain Mother

Female dancing with full skirt lifting to reveal legs. Hands have red fingernails to match red lips. She wears ruffles on her wrists, arms bare, feather headress. She looks directly at the… ...more

Maquette for bronze portrait of Dr. Stephen H. Good

Male figure sitting on a simple gray bench holding an open book, and wearing a suit with bow tie. Left hand rests on open pages. Created for client Karen Sweeney to win commission for the… ...more


Drawing of a young women leaning forward wearing a strapless dress, Left side of paper cut away.

The Terror Outside

Figure pushes hard against a bolted door with swirls all around indicating wind. Five sets of eyes peer out from the swirls. Two handled jar on ground in front of figure. Heavily hatch… ...more

Recent Items

Sword or Club

Carved wooden club with serrations on both edges. ...more

Smiling Sepik Region Mask

Wooden mask carved from solid piece of wood. Prodruding nose pointing down to smiling mouth. Eyes are small holes. Cream and red painted lines accentuate relief carving. ...more

Plucked Lute; possibly Hasapi, Kulcapi, Kacapi, or Kachapi

Long, thin instrument carved from a single piece of wood. Flat on one side, hollowed out on the other. Four holes in the neck. Overall carved pattern in relief on front and back highlighted… ...more

Portrait of Ernest Robert Breech (1897-1978)

Black & white ink drawing of head and shoulders of Breech in 3/4 pose in suit and tie. ...more

Kundung Xylophone (with cow horns)

Carved wooden frame holds seven cow horn resonators. It can be worn around the neck when played. The seven wooden mallets were likely attached at one time and hit the horns to produce… ...more