Art Inside the HSU Library

Humboldt State University is located on the Northern Coast of California, an area that is well known for its native beauty of redwoods, beaches, rivers, mountains and wildlife. Humboldt is also abundantly rich in talent, many artists live in this community, and have flourished to become well known artists and are prominent in their careers.

The Library displays a wonderful collection of art, many of the paintings we have on display were created by the artists who attended this University at one time.

Please check out! HSU Library is proud to host the Bruno Groth Virtual Art Gallery, a website that chronicles the life and art of Bruno Groth. The webpage can be found on the Library's website under "Library Info" or by searching the Library's Catalog.

Most of the artwork on display are on loan from the HSU Art Department's permanent collection, and will occasionally change.

The University has recently acquired a new addition, a "20th Century Chinese Storytelling Screen", and I am happy to say, it is on display in the library. Be sure to check it out on the first floor.

In furthering its educational mission, HSU Library maintains a program of exhibits and displays of general educational or cultural interest to the university community. These cases are available by way of reservation. For more information, please contact the Library Administration Office.

Be sure to catch the annual "Sculpture Walk", presented by the Association of Student Sculptors. This event is designed to showcase the wide variety of artwork produced by the HSU Sculptor program and usually occurs April - May of every year, closing with commencement.

The sculpture walk will take you on a journey across the campus, as pieces are displayed in different buildings or locations appropriate for each piece. Once again, you will find that there is an abundance of high quality art created on this campus.

This web tour will not only take you to the "art inside the HSU Library", but will ALSO expose you to the other works of art created by artists which may not be here in the library, their biographies or resumes, and of course, BOOKS either written or illustrated by the artist or about the artist.

Check out the location of the pieces by using the Art Map Locator!

Please be sure to also check out the other links which may be of interest on each individual artist page, and be sure to check this web site out from time to time, or even better, come in and view the art up close!

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Last Updated: April 27, 2012

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