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.

Our current acquisitions the focus is works on paper by American artists from the early 20th century, the 1960’s-1970’s, and contemporary art.

Rights and Reproduction:

Please print and fill out the following pdf to obtain reproduction rights. Please note that not all items are available. This process takes up to 4 weeks to process. The Collection does not accept credit cards.


  • Eisen, Untitled woman, Japanese Ukiyo-e print, n.d.
  • Walter Hatke, The Gate's Garment, giclee print, 2005
  • Jean-François Millet, La Grande Bergère, etching on paper, 1862
  • Michael Wolgemut, Untitled, woodcut on paper, 1453
  • Robert Havell, Jr., View of Sing Sing, oil on canvas, 1856