Richard F. Brush Art Gallery (St. Lawrence University)
The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University has contributed nearly 200 images of African textiles, Inuit prints and drawings, and Vietnam War-era photography to the Artstor Digital Library.
The selection in Artstor includes representations of textiles from Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, and Cape Verde, including strip woven and sewn wrappers and blankets, resist-dyed fabrics, ceremonial robes and war shirts. These images were donated by Christopher D. Roy (Class of 1970) and Nora Leonard Roy (Class of 1969). Inuit prints and drawings from Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada are also included. In addition, the Gallery has contributed images of photographs by American G.I.s and nurses — battlefields, soldiers, prisoners, and villages and city life in Vietnam, as well as protests and peace marches in the U.S.
The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University was named in recognition of the generosity of Richard F. Brush (Class of 1952). It supports the University’s academic programs and curricular activities by maintaining a permanent collection of nearly 7,000 art objects and organizing temporary exhibitions and other programs. The permanent collection has particular strengths in 20th century American and European works on paper, including prints, photographs, drawings, and artists’ books and portfolios, as well as 19th and 20th century American and European sculpture, ceramics, and painting.
Christopher Roy, Professor of Art History and Elizabeth M. Stanley Faculty Fellow of African Art History at the University of Iowa, has also contributed his archive of field photography to the Digital Library.
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