About the Permanent Collection

Union College holds over 2,500 works of art and artifacts in the Permanent Collection, including significant cultural resources from internationally recognized artists and objects from Eastern and Ancient cultures.

As a cultural resource at Union College, the Permanent Collection’s mission is to enhance the cultural life and the academic programs of the College community and the public at large.

Our strongest holdings are:  Works on Paper, 19th Century Portrait Paintings, Asian Collections and Antique Scientific Instruments including the Olivier Models. For more categories, please see the drop-down menu under “Permanent Collection” at the top of this page.

Our collection development currently focuses on acquiring works on paper by American artists from the early 20th century, the 1960s-1970s, and contemporary art, including artists of diversity.

 

Rights and Reproduction:

Please complete our Application for Reproduction Permission form to obtain reproduction rights. Please note that not all items are available. It may take up to 4 weeks to process your request. The Collection does not accept credit cards. Click here to view and print the form.