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Augustana Teaching Museum of Art

The collection of the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, located in Rock Island,IL, contains over 4,000 objects. The purpose of the collection is designed to support student, faculty, and community engagement through the study of original works of art. We collect works that are of cultural and scholarly importance and works that fit into one of our three collections: Permanent, Teaching and Heritage.

Permanent Collection:
Works of art representing major eras, cultures, artists, concepts, media, and techniques that are identified to be of significant cultural and scholarly import. These works are formally accessioned and cared for in perpetuity by the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art.

Teaching Collection:
Works of art representing major eras, cultures, artists, concepts, media, and techniques shall be held in the Teaching Collection for use by faculty in order to reinforce broad and relevant art historical, interdisciplinary and multicultural representation. The collection is responsive to evolving pedagogy and areas of teaching/research specialization of current faculty of the College.

Heritage Collection:
The Heritage Collection contains items with defined importance to the history of Augustana College, the Augustana Synod, Swedish-America and Augustana’s home community (the Quad Cities region). The purpose of this collection is to build understanding of and appreciation for the goodly heritage of Augustana. Special care will be given to maintain representative works of emeritus faculty.

This database serves as a searchable catalog of our works of arts, historical artifacts, and other materials. The database is available to all individuals at any time. For guidance on how to search the database see the button “Tips for Searching” at the top of the page.

Make sure to check back with us as we continue to update and add digital images of the collection.

Featured Objects

children trees vase trees
Tre flickor (three Girls),
Lena Cronqvist
Early Fall, Smokey River
Birger Sandzen
Large Olla,
Danger of Wolves,
Simon Tookoome

This website is intended as an educational resource only, and no monetary gain will be generated from it. The works on this site are reproduced based on the College assessment of fair use of copyrighted works, as outlined by the College Art Association's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. If you are the copyright holder for a work illustrated on this website, and have questions about its use, please email us.

database last updated: December 1, 2016