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General operating support provided, in part, by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

La Salle University Art Museum receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


One of the museumís primary goals has been to develop a comprehensive collection of European and American art from the Renaissance to the present, and it strives to document this history with examples of most of the major art movements with a wide selection of subjects.

In addition to the permanent collection, the museum owns a number of special collections that are not regularly viewed. The largest of these is the works on paper collection. Smaller holdings include groups of rare illustrated Bibles, Japanese prints (19th-20th centuries), Indian miniatures, African carvings and implements, Pre-Colombian pottery and Ancient Greek ceramics. Selections from these works, often supplemented by loans from other museums, frequently form the basis for temporary exhibitions held three or four times a year. On request, it is possible to make an appointment with the curator to view these works independently.

The collections have grown through gifts from alumni, friends and Art Angels of the La Salle University Art Museum as well as from purchases. The works illustrated here represent some of highlights of the museumís holdings.

View an online exhibition of artworks currently on view by clicking here.