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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.

Woman's Head (Garda?)

Drawing of womans head
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Original illustration for "What is it the Mom Does? A Little Lullaby that Ended in Love's Old Sweet Song" Illustrated by Rose O'Neill. Written by Lenora Mattingly Weber.

Woman with her right hand on the forehead of a young girl and her left hand on the boot of a young boy sitting on a stool. ...more

Acedia

Abstract painting of four figures in blues and yellows and mauve. A yellow line from the head of each goes upward to a row of hazy numbers. ...more

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

Lady in Heraldic Mantle, c. 1535

Brass rubbing with maroon crayon on white paper ...more

Abstract Variation

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

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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

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

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

Recent Items

"Turning Point"

Twice life-sized bronze panther running and turning, pivoting on the left front paw with hind quarters high in the air ...more

Frank Andrew Cary Portrait (1879-1935)

Portrait of a caucasian man in his mid-40s in brown suit coat, maroon striped tie, white shirt on a green background.

Frank A. Cary was a Drury Prepatory, Adademy, and College student… ...more

Fieldside

Black ink image of barn, trees, and broken wagon in upper background, with trees and scrub and broken farm implements in foreground. ...more

Xylophone, balanji or balafon

Wood and bamboo Xylophone, or Balafon in Mande, with 17 keys, gourd resonators, held together with twisted strips of hide. ...more

Tranquil Light

Abstract triptych painting evoking dappled light in lavender hues. ...more