Goddard College maintains a permanent art collection in the Goddard Art Gallery at the Pratt Center in Plainfield. Currently, the Gallery primarily displays works of American art across a diversity of media including oil paintings, sketches, paper collage, embroidered and painted fabric, block prints and photographs. Notable works include a collage and photographs documenting Vermont-based Bread & Puppet’s influence on street theatre and political protest; Harper’s Weekly engravings from the 1860s and 1870s; and several plaster sculptures by Sir Jacob Epstein.
The collection was developed and is maintained within thoughtful and professional guidelines for a college art collection. The heart of the collection contains works of art created by alumni and donated by friends of the college. In the winter of 2011 Goddard received a large donation of work from Japanese American artist Hide Oshiro. This collection includes 60 framed painting and drawings, as well as several boxes of calligraphy, sketches, scrolls, haiku and many handmade books.
Donations of significant art made by current and past students, faculty, Trustees and friends of Goddard College are welcome.
Please contact Dustin Byerly, Alumni Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802.322.1601, to inquire about donating a work of art. To learn more about Goddard’s gift acceptance policy, please visit the Goddard College Gift Acceptance Policy page.