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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.

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.


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

Woman's Head (Garda?)

Drawing of womans head


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

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

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

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

Recent Items

Untitled, Female Bust

Carved Wooden head and chest of a female out of reddish wood. Elaborate headdress looks somewhat Egyptian. Hair is textured but the rest is smooth. ...more

Small figure of donkey

The small animal figure is of a brass donkey. The donkey is standing on all four legs with two items on its back, facing straight ahead. ...more

Small animal figure with long horns

The small animal figure is a longhorn made of brass. It is standing on all four legs and is facing straight ahead. ...more

Statuette of standing figure with striped shield and garb

Figure carved from lightweight blond wood, stained brown except for details on face, shoulders, clothing, and shield. Light areas are decorated by strips using a wood burning tool. Hole in… ...more

Pestle, in the shape of a human figure

Roughly sculpted seated figure with arms across chest and head with nose, eyes and left ear obvious. Right ear and mouth slightly carved. Chin, neck and shoulders indicated. Back is flat. ...more