The Art Museum at La Salle University opened its doors in 1975 as a cultural resource for La Salle students and for the communities surrounding the University. Currently, La Salle is the only university or college in Philadelphia with a permanent display of paintings, drawings, and sculpture from the Renaissance to the present. In addition to the permanent collection, the Art Museum owns a number of special collections that are not on regular view. The largest of these is the works on paper collection. Smaller holdings include groups of rare illustrated Bibles, Japanese prints, Indian miniatures, African art, Chinese ceramics, pre-Colombian pottery and Ancient Greek ceramics. Selections from these works, often supplemented by loans for other museums, form the basis for temporary exhibitions held four or five times a year. The collection is housed in a series of period rooms on the lower level of Olney Hall. Admission is free. For more information, including arranging group tours, call 215.951.1221.