The Austin Peay State University Art Collection is comprised of approximately 3000+ pieces of very diverse art objects: paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, drawings, and historical objects.

The Department of Art + Design is the primary repository for art on the Austin Peay State University campus. The Department’s mission is to provide meaningful encounters with its objects through the acquisition, preservation, and interpretation of the collection to the university community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the region’s general public.

This site contains selections from the Austin Peay State University Art Collection as designated by the student gallery assistants/researchers.

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Black deckled edge paper collaged with a vertical timeline structure with the cut type "death" and a triangle/arrow shape at the top with "love" cut…

Mud Waves, Buckskin Gulch, 1978


Black and white gelatin silver print of mud with texture that appears visually similar to ocean waves, full range of value, Buckskin Gulch, 1978.

Girl with Rose


Photographic portrait of seated woman with arm resting on table, single rose in front on the table. Written on the back of frame "Tunnell 1911"

Stairway and window, San Luis Obispo 1977


Black and white gelatin silver print of a staircase and window, bold black lines contrasted with large areas of white. Evidence of…

Height and Light in Bourges Cathedral 1903


Photographic print of the interior of the Bourges Cathedral