The Boyden Gallery

 Fine Art Collection

In the 1970s the impetus for collecting art at St. Mary's grew from a desire to give students in southern Maryland the direct experience of fine art. Today the College's fine arts collection has swelled to over 2,000 paintings, prints, sculptures, textiles and photographs. Art and museum studies students benefit by opportunities for hands-on study and curation of the art. The college community and our visitors are welcome to enjoy this rich array of art on display in the gallery and in buildings across campus.

The collection's highlights include art works by: Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, William Merritt Chase, Buckminster Fuller, Marc Chagall, Thomas Hart Benton, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Ad Reinhardt, and more.  Read about this varied collection in this story by Cassandra Frey '09.

The Story of the College's Amazing Art Collection by Cassandra Frey '09 (PDF)


Please note: The College art collection has been moved to a new storage facility. Due to this, the art loan program is on hold until further notice.