The Boyden Gallery

 The Fine Art Collection

In the 1970s, the impetus for collecting art at St. Mary's grew from a desire to give students and the residents of Southern Maryland direct experience with original works of art. Today the College's Fine Art Collection includes over 2,000 paintings, prints, sculptures, textiles and photographs. Students and faculty benefit from opportunities for hands-on study and curation of artwork. A large portion of the Fine Art Collection is on display in buildings across campus.

The collection's highlights include artworks by: Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, William Merritt Chase, Diego Rivera, Buckminster Fuller, Marc Chagall, Thomas Hart Benton, Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Ad Reinhardt, and more. Learn more about the history of the Fine Art Collection in this Mulberry Tree Article by Cassie Frey ('09, Economics/Art History)

The Story of the College's Amazing Art Collection (PDF)


Please note: As of Fall semester 2013, the College art collection has been moved to a new storage facility. The art loan program is on hold until further notice.