Georgetown College’s Permanent Collection features over 500 pieces of accessioned works including ancient artifacts, paintings from Rococo masters such as Sir Joshua Reynolds, and prints deriving from the likes of Salvador Dalí. Additionally, the collection houses works by regional artists, former students of Georgetown College, and more well-known artists such as Pierre Renoir, Kathe Kollwitz, Anthony Van Dyck, Thornton Willis, and Frederic Thursz. Donated by an assortment of generous collectors and purchased by the department, the works available in the Permanent Collection are utilized by classes such as Curatorial Studies and the overall art history department. The Permanent Collection enriches not only the classroom but also internships and is accessible for general academic research and study.
In the Jacobs Gallery, selected works of art from the Permanent Collection are displayed on a designated wall. Currently on display, the Permanent Collection’s Selections wall features 4 works on paper that all represent different approaches artists will take on the same medium. Each artist offers an interpretation of the use of paper, presenting a unique view of the medium in each piece. An ever changing exhibit, the etchings will only be available for viewing through the end of the semester.
From left to right: Page 27 by Tom Phillips; The Artist as Demolition Expert/Altered Photo by Howard McCoy; Untitled by Vincent Inconiglios; Matted Matt Knife (sic) by Robin Vam Arsdol