Western Illinois University Art Gallery

1 University Circle
Macomb, Ill. 61455


Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays during exhibitions.


The Permanent Collection is comprised of over 1,200 objects of art in a variety of two and three-dimensional media, including contemporary prints and drawings, "Old Master" prints, painting, photography, sculpture, and ceramics. Major areas of research and collection are WPA paintings and prints,"old master" prints and contemporary graphics, including prints and drawings and works on paper. Minor areas of research and collection include contemporary paintings, sculpture, glass and ceramics. The collection also includes photographs by regional photographers. Objects in the collection have been acquired through purchases, commission, bequest and gifts.

The Permanent Collection is used to advance knowledge and understanding of the objects through exhibition, research and interpretation. Objects are made available for loan for research or exhibition. As stated in our mission, the Western Illinois University Art Gallery is devoted to collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting these objects of art.