Wayne State University Online Collection

The Wayne State University Online Art Collection highlights works from an evolving collection that contains over 6,500 works of modern and contemporary art that celebrates Detroit and regional artists. 

The collection is a resource for scholarship and provides students with an authentic hands-on experience with art.  Undergraduate and Graduate students in the James Pearson Duffy Departments of Art and Art History have written essays that accompany many of these works, providing them the opportunity to conduct research on art, to write about it and have their writings published online.

Students in the Arts Administration program use the collection to learn about arts management and collections care processes, and Library Science students are engaged to create a digital library of archival materials associated with the objects for online research.

The art collection can be seen throughout public buildings on campus, and is accessible to students and the community in public areas, including an outdoor  "ArtWalk" of monumental sculpture found installed all around our beautiful urban campus  (https://artcollection.wayne.edu/artwalk/guide.pdf).