Artworks on Campus
The University's campus is home to many outstanding works of art. Select one of the locations on the map or legend below to learn more about the diverse collection.
Jacob and the Angel
Inscription: Genesis 32:26-29: 26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
Christ the Teacher
Location: End of Commons; Artist: Trevor Southey 1998; Commissioned by: the Jesuit Community of Scranton; Gift of Tom and Salsey Sullivan Family, in Gratitude to J. A. Panuska, SJ
Inscription:For Christ plays in ten thousand places
Lovely in Limbs, and lovely on eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men’s faces.
– Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.
Location: Scranton Hall; Artist:Thomas Wise; Oil on board, 18" x 24"
"After the snow stops and the winter winds begin to blow from the west, my dog and I explore the hills near my studio, where we discover the warm light from my neighbor’s kitchen—a refuge from the approaching cold winter night."
St. Ignatius (Metanoia)
Location: Intersection of the Royal Way and the Commons; Artist: Gerhard F. Baut
Portrays the conversion of St. Ignatius, and is representative of the transformative power of Jesuit education.
Tiffany Window in Smurfit Hall
Library Heritage Room
Location: Weinberg Memorial Library, 5th Floor, Heritage Room; Artist: Trevor Southey
The Heritage Room is dedicated to the heritage of Scranton and the Lackawanna Valley. There are 36 painted panels, each four feet and square, and were commissioned by the University from artist Trevor Southey especially for the Heritage Room. They represent a three-part theme: Art, Religion, and Science. Eighteen panels on the east clerestory, to your left as you face the fireplace and University crest, treat the theme in a universal scope. Those on the west echo it with special references to the University, the City and the Lackawanna Valley. The Heritage Room theme suggests the broad range of achievement through time by diverse peoples and cultures. It’s purpose is to prompt generations of students to reflect on the greatness lodged in the human spirit and to consider the vast numbers of past contributors, named and unamed, to our intellectual and spiritual heritage.
Location: Ciszek Hall
The iconostasis or icon screen in Ciszek Hall shows the integrality of Christ, the Madonna and the saints.
Icon of Mary and Jesus
Location: Ciszek Hall
This icon depicts Mary and the baby Jesus. Icons are symbolic and affirm God’s presence in the world and the mystery of faith and integral to the Eastern Orthodox tradition.
Suriname Wooden Figure
Location: Smurfit Arts Center; Wooden Sculpture; Given by the Prime Minister of Surinameto William Middendorf on April 16, 1986; subsequently donated to the University.
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