The Don B. Huntley Gallery

University Permanent Collection

University Permanent Collection

University Permanent Collection

University Permanent Collection College of Environmental Design

Since 1962, Cal Poly Pomona has been gifted art through donations from several generous benefactors, and acquired works of art through purchase awards through the annual, national Ink & Clay competition. As a result, the University has amassed an ever-growing, impressive permanent art collection of over 1,500 artworks and objects. There are four, main, donor-based collections, the acquisition-based Ink & Clay collection mentioned previously, and several other sub-collections, and smaller fine art collections made through the charitable contribution of other individual donors, artists and university supporters. Gift-in-kind donations require thoughtful consideration, follow the constructs of a current donation policy, donation committee approval, and solicitation of financial support for its maintenance. Preservation of the main collections are supported through Endowments or Trusts established by many of these donors, in order to maintain, house, store, frame, repair and conserve these works and objects for perpetuity.

Periodically, the collections are displayed at the W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery and Don B. Huntley Gallery through the galleries’ exhibition programming. The last University Permanent Collection exhibition was held at the Huntley Gallery in late 2017.

University Permanent Collections

Individual artworks that are not part of the above larger donor collections include individual works or prints by Roy Lichtenstein, Corita Kent, Salvador Dali, Roman Cieslewics and more.

Corita kent's we don't ask the rose piece.  navigate down for further detailsCorita Kent (aka Sister Mary Corita; born Francis Elizabeth Kent), We don’t ask the rose…, 1965, silkscreen, 1 of a suite of 8, ed. of 275, 16.75 x 13.25”. Quote by Ugo Betti. University Permanent Collection, College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona.
Image of Roman Cieslewicz's Che Si print.  navigate down for further detailsRoman Cieslewicz, Che Si, 1997, silkscreen, 30 x 22”. Reproduction of 1967 offset reproduced with permission in 1997 from The Center for the Study of Political Graphics. University Permanent Collection, College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona.
Image of Alvar Suñol's Paysage Rouge (trans from French Red Landscape), 1979 lithograph with embossed design along bottom, ed. Small village in neutral colors on a white hill, with red and black sky. 54/275 Image: 22.75” x 35”. Donated by Hillam Family in honor of Bruce Hillam. University Permanent Collection, College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona.
Alvar Suñol, Paysage Rouge (trans from French Red Landscape), 1979 lithograph with embossed design along bottom, ed. Small village in neutral colors on a white hill, with red and black sky. 54/275 Image: 22.75” x 35”. Donated by Hillam Family in honor of Bruce Hillam. University Permanent Collection, College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona.
Image of print by Salvador Dali titled "Path to Wisdom" 2 of a suite of 4 prints. Scene of a desert landscape with a large drawer-eyed bust of a figure in the distance, with shadowy figure in the middle ground and parent and child holding hands in the foreground with a figure on horseback holding a triton.Salvador DaliThe Path to Wisdom from the Dali Retrospective Series (II of IV), 1978, original lithograph, signed in pencil, ed. 70/350. Donated by Ms. Jeri Gordon.  University Permanent Collection, College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona.