Missouri Western opened a new art gallery on campus to display the prints from a collection donated by Dr. William Eickhorst, professor emeritus of art, and his wife, Edith. The gallery is on the second floor of Spratt Hall and is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The collection contains more than 1,000 prints by a variety of artists, including Renoir, Matisse,
Cezanne and Warhol.
Amanda Morrow, University curator, said the collection includes a wide variety of work mostly from 20th and 21st century artists. It will be housed on campus and pieces will be rotated in the gallery on a regular basis.
“We are so lucky to have the collection for the students and the community,” Morrow said. “It will be very educational.”
The collection also includes a small library of monographs of artists, printmaking history and printmaking technique that will be available to students.
Dr. Eickhorst taught in the Department of Art at Missouri Western for 28 years, serving 15 years as department chair. He taught Art Theory and Criticism, The Business Aspects of Art, Art Education Methods, and Art Appreciation. He retired in 2006 and is currently an adjunct art instructor at Park University.