The University Galleries steward several distinct collections: original prints, documentary photographs, and Native American art and material culture. Taken together these collections comprise roughly 5000 unique objects, from paleolithic tools to contemporary works of art. Our goal is to make these objects available to the USD community for study, research, discussion, and personal enjoyment.



How to use the collections:

Students can research objects for class projects or independent study.  Additional opportunities for using the collection, such as curating a Print Room Project, can be gained through an internship with University Galleries. 

Faculty can research objects for their own projects and find artworks that enhance their course curriculum or serve as the basis of class discussion. Professors are invited to bring classes into the Hoehn Print Study Room to view a custom set of selected artworks, or prints pulled by the Curator. 

Schedule a visit:

To make an appointment for the Print Collection, contact Print Curator John Murphy at, or call (619) 260-7657.

To make an appointment for the May Collection, contact Collections Specialist Joyce Antorietto at, or call (619) 260-4238.