Throughout the first floor of Boatwright Memorial Library, visitors encounter paintings from graduating art students alongside work produced in screenprinting, digital photography, and color composition courses. Upstairs, prints from French engraver and portraitist Pierre-Alexandre Aveline, after François Boucher, line the wall of the quiet study room.
“It shows the library isn't only a place for studying,” says Lucretia McCulley, head of scholarly communications. “It’s also an art gallery. It intersects with everything that’s happening in the library.”
The library isn’t the only space to incorporate works from artists known both regionally and internationally. The works of Malcolm Morley hang in the Robins School of Business, the Law School features prints by Jackie Battenfield, and works by Axel Guhlmann can be found in the Carole Weinstein International Center. The museum walls gradually stretch and extend, creating a backdrop to life on campus.