- Developing the Carthage College Art Collection
- Collection Policy and Procedure
- Campus Art Installation Request
- Locations of Visual Art on Campus
Developing the Carthage Art Collection
In 2016 the College formed a group to take up the task of systematically acquiring and displaying art on campus. The group, DALI (Developing Art in the Library), was originally formed to cover the walls of Hedberg Library with art. The group has since expanded to include the Library and Archives, the Art Department, the Office of Communications, and Advancement. The Carthage Art Collection Committee is dedicated to procuring, inventorying, preservation, and promotion for art on campus.
Desired outcomes of the Carthage Art Collection CommitteE
- A comprehensive catalog of the visual art objects currently owned by the College
- A reasonable appraisal of the value of visual art objects currently owned by the College
- Appropriate insurance coverage
- A budget proposal for needed facilities for art preservation
- A budget proposal for art acquisition
- A proposal for creating “named display spaces”
- Proposals for special event art showings in conjunction with the Art Gallery and Art Department
- A written policy regarding visual art collection, preservation, and display, including
- Definition of a governing body (committee) to make decisions
- A donation acceptance and de-accessioning policy
- Standards for cataloging all college-owned visual art objects
- A plan for the appropriate preservation of Carthage’s visual art objects, including facilities
- Policies for the acquisition of student art - past and present
- Policies for temporary display of student art
- Policies for temporary display of other art
Current projects include creating an accessible inventory for campus art, a future art walk, and ongoing art collection policies for campus.
Collection Policy and Procedure
Campus Art Installation Request
Please contact Carol Sabbar at the Hedberg Library for questions or suggestions.
Locations of Visual Art on Campus
The College’s digital repository (DSpace) collects, preserves, and distributes digital material. This repository is an important tool for preserving our College’s legacy and to facilitate digital preservation and scholarly communication. An inventory of the visual art on campus is housed in DSpace. Click on the link below to look at the collections. Carthage’s Visual Art Inventory on DSpace.
Galleries and Displays
Campbell Student Union Student Art Gallery
The Campbell Student Union Student Art Gallery is located in the lobby outside of the Campbell Student Union Theatre. Gallery exhibitions are entirely student led.
David A Straz Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences
Visit the Science Center to see a mural by Paul Salsieder ’18.
Visual performing Arts Laboratory (VPAL)
This spacious gallery within the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art is reserved for student exhibitions, and exhibitions curated by art history students. Student exhibitions are held constantly throughout the year, including an annual student show and senior exhibitions.
H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art
With an exhibition space of more than 1,700 square feet, the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art shows work by established and emerging contemporary artists in Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison, and offers student exhibit space.
Hedberg Library houses Paul Salsieder’s ’18 first campus mural, Domains of Knowledge.
- Figure, by Maureen Gray, located outside the H.F. Johnson Center for the Fine Arts.
- A Learning Moment (aka the Lincoln statue), by Michael Martino, located in Sesquicentennial Plaza outside the A.W. Clausen Center for World Business.
- Vortex, by Michael Young, located outside the north entrance of the Campbell Student Union.