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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

LIAC Artwork: First Floor Artwork

This LibGuide features the artwork housed by Funk ACES library.


The ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center (LIAC) holds a number of paintings and sculptures, many of which are related to the history of agriculture at the University of Illinois. 

First Floor Map

First Floor Artwork

Corn Painting by Montgomery

1) Corn Painting by Montgomery

2) "South to Manlius Bureau County" by George S. Atkinson

Commissioned in recognition of Raymond F. Van Poucke, an international consultant on animal nutrition who received his master's degree in animal nutrition from the University of Illinois. 

3) "The Origins of Agriculture and the Domestication of Crop Plants in the Near East"

This piece commemorates an International Symposium of Plant Biologists and Archaeologists in Syria attended in 1997 by Jack Haplan, a Professor of Plant Genetics in the Department of Agronomy at the University of Illinois from 1966-1984. 

4) Portrait of Jonathan Baldwin Turner

A noted farmer and lecturer, Turner was one of the leading voices in the social movement of the 1850's that led to the passing of the Morrill Act and the creation of land grant universities. 

5) "Ag Time" by Billy Morrow Jackson

Mural that depicts a number of professors, politicians, and other important figures in the history of the study of agriculture at the University of Illinois.  A key to the people depicted is here.

6) "We the People: The Land-Grant College Heritage," by Billy Morrow Jackson, 1987

Copy of a painting in the university president's office that depicts "the land-grant mission of teaching, research, and public service and embodies the dissemination of knowledge for the betterment of humankind, with both history and visions of the future symbolized." 


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Funk ACES Library
200 ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center
1101 S. Goodwin, MC-633
Urbana, IL 61801
Reference Desk: 217-244-2249

Stop by the ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center (LIAC) to check out our artwork, books, and resources today!