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Art at Peabody Library

Featured Artwork

The pieces featured here are important to the Peabody Library because they are associated with the school and its history. Peabody Library is home to a great deal more artwork, including a recent installation from Special Collections focusing on art inspired by children's literature. Please visit the library to view these pieces and find out more about them. 

Diversity of Thought

"Diversity of Thought"
Sylvia Hyman (Peabody College alumna)
Sculpture in porcelain and clay


Sean Kelley (Peabody College, Class of 2006)
Sculpture in clay

Untitled Quilt

"Untitled Quilt"
Rebecca C. Neely
Quilted wall hanging

Untitled Painting

"Untitled Painting"
Artist unknown
Oil on canvas

Helen Keller

"Photo of Helen Keller"
Photographer unknown
Autographed photograph

Portrait of James C. Bradford

"Portrait of James C. Bradford"
Artist unknown
Oil on canvas

Portrait of Julia Sears

"Portrait of Julia Sears"
Cornelius Hankins
Oil on canvas

Impression of George Peabody’s Gravestone

"Impression of George Peabody's Gravestone"
Artist unknown
Charcoal on linen

Sculpture Garden

The pieces below are permanently housed in the Sculpture Garden adjacent to the terrace of Peabody Library. The Sculpture Garden was given by Bernice Weingart Gordon (Peabody Class of 1956) and Joel C. Gordon.

Black Cat

"Black Cat"
Lynn Driver
Mosaic sculpture of a cat

Coming Home

"Coming Home"
DeLoss McGraw
Bronze sculpture of a child

Owls Lookout

"Owls Lookout"
Frank Fleming
Bronze sculpture of animals