The University Art Collection provides students opportunities for direct engagement with original works of art, while cultivating an environment that creates dialogue, fosters creativity, and promotes interdisciplinary thinking.



  1. Support the pedagogy of the University and the education of Wake Forest students with object-based learning that informs and enriches curriculum.

  2. Acquire, preserve, interpret, exhibit, and otherwise make accessible works of art for the benefit of a variety of audiences, in support of the interdisciplinary educational goals of the University and for the benefit of the community at large.

  3. Exhibit contemporary artworks manifesting a range of concepts, styles, media, and a diversity of artists (gender, race, perspectives) whose work informs, inspires and challenges our students, the University, and the community to see the world anew.

  4. Serve as a dynamic teaching and learning resource for faculty, students and the community.