The art collections of the University of St. Thomas serve as teaching collections.  They provide direct experience of art on campus and in the classroom for all students.  For majors and graduate students in art history, they provide a hands-on opportunity for training the curators and program directors of the future.

The American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas (AMAA@UST) has a deep and contextual collection of work by the Asmat people of Papua, Indonesia, in the western part of the island of New Guinea.  The Diocese of Agats, the American Crosier Fathers and Brothers, and the original American Museum of Asmat Art donated the collection to the University in 2007. Rotating exhibits are on view in The Gallery on the second floor of the Anderson Student Center and storage facilities on campus.

The UST Art Collection consists of the public art on view throughout the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses and represents many cultures from around the world, in particular African and regional art and media such as pottery and textiles. The UST Art Exhibition Program showcases rotating exhibits on view throughout the year in the Lobby Gallery of the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center.

The Voorsanger Architects Digital Archive (VADA) - Selected Projects is a curated collection of 26 projects designed by Voorsanger Architects PC. 

The Visual Resources Collections supports the teaching and research of the Art History department through digital images, scanning, and cataloging.


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