A Second Look: Behind the Scenes with the Permanent Collection

The permanent collection of Texas Wesleyan University is small but diverse. American, European, early Texas, former faculty and student artists are represented within the collection which has developed over the years primarily through donations.

Currently, artworks belonging to Texas Wesleyan are on display in various offices and public spaces across campus or safely stored in the Special Collections & University Archives.

The exhibit features pieces in the university permanent art collection that were part of the 2020 virtual alumni event, TXWES Behind the Scenes: The Permanent Art Collection. A wide variety of mediums and styles were selected to highlight the collection’s range. The use of texture, color, and/or the lack thereof convey the artistic expression and imagery that is unique to each artist.