The La Salle Art Museum is the only university museum in the Philadelphia area with a permanent display of Western art from the Renaissance to the present. The Art Museum’s holdings, which include European and American paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, and sculpture, document most of the major Western art movements and period styles with a wide selection of subjects. In addition, the Art Museum owns a number of special collections, including Japanese prints, Indian miniatures, African art, Chinese ceramics, and ancient Greek vases and figurines.
Since its founding in the mid-1960s, the Art Museum has become an important cultural and educational resource for both the University and the general public. It plays an integral part in the teaching and research functions of many La Salle University classes. In addition to its special exhibitions and public events, the Art Museum receives many requests both here and abroad for the loan, publication, research, and reproduction of works of art in its collection.