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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.

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

Woman's Head (Garda?)

Drawing of womans head
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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

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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[Untitled]

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

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 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

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 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

Petite Valentine II

Print of four young children is overpainted and collaged with handmade papers and metallic paint. ...more

Petite Valentine

Winged cupid painted in white, collaged with gold foil, handmade fiberous, translucent paper, and multi-colored painted paper. ...more

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