Portraits of individuals significant to the life of the university were the first works of art commissioned for the collection. The portraits commemorate those after whom buildings were named such as past university presidents, politicians, benefactors and distinguished faculty. Portraits of other individuals important to the history of UCA can also be seen throughout campus.
Adrian Louis Brewer (1891-1956),Portrait of Ida M. Waldran, no date, oil on board, The UCA Art Collection
These portraits are being collected for conservation assessment after being exhibited for many years in uncontrolled environments (Note the abraded surface on the portrait of Ida Waldran to your right.) Lend your support for this important historic and artistic project through the UCA Foundation, Inc.: treatment and restoration are costly.