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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.

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

[Untitled]

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

Abstract Variation

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Recent Items

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

Kundu Hourglass Drum

Carved and polychromed hourglass drum with handle all of one piece. Small holes along "ribs" on two sides about 3 cm apart. No drum head included but it would have been attached to the… ...more

Stone Chapel (1/98)

Print of brightly colored watercolor of Stone Chapel at Drury University. ...more

Dr. Frank W. Clippinger Portrait

Portrait of a man with glasses wearing a brown suit, white shirt, and blue tie seated holding a pipe in his right hand. ...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