The galleries and collections at DePauw seek to advance the liberal arts mission of the University. Our principal purpose is to provide interdisciplinary experiences for students and faculty in many fields of study through exhibitions and access to collections. We recognize a duty to collect, preserve, and exhibit a range of artworks and objects while also bringing well-conceived and thoughtfully executed exhibitions to campus. These resources also represent an opportunity for student involvement ranging from object research and care of collections to curatorial assistance.
In addition to serving its primary constituency of students, faculty members, alumni, officers, and trustees, the galleries and collections at DePauw University function as an important resource for the city of Greencastle and other Indiana institutions by providing access to original works of art, exhibitions, publications, and outreach programs.