Public Art

Art on Campus

Eastern’s permanent collection features the work of established and emerging artists focusing on contemporary work tied to the region. In addition to modern and contemporary artists such as Sol LeWitt, Ellen Carey, Janet Fish, Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason, the collection has a variety of work collected over the past 25 years. The collection includes works of prominent American impressionists J. Alden Weir and Emil Carlsen, a large collection of contemporary Haitian artwork, and a variety of work by international artists such as Nahum Tschacbasov of Russia, Antonio Martorell and Ramon Vargas of Puerto Rico, Rigoberto Mena of Cuba, Ilan Ossendryver of South Africa, Mina Momeni of Iran and Peng Hung-Chi of Taiwan.

In addition, many works of art by faculty and students are on display throughout the campus, as well as a collection of public works of art commissioned through the Connecticut Art in Public Spaces program. The program stipulates that one percent of the cost of all campus construction projects be allocated for public art to showcase Connecticut’s rich cultural and artistic traditions.

For more information on public art at Eastern, visit www.easternct.edu/onepercentforart/.