Art in the Library

The Main Library is home to one of Illinois’ largest public art collections and a second-floor gallery that exhibits local artists’ works.

Main Library Permanent Art Collection

The permanent art collection features contemporary American art, designed to engage our multicultural community with works that are challenging, intriguing, and enduring. To learn more about a work of art, select an image below and click on the info icon for additional information.

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Video courtesy of the Village of Oak Park.

Funding for the permanent art collection

The original acquisitions were funded by the Bricks for Art program and Gala Preview Party prior to the 2003 opening of the Main Library building. Building such a collection is a process that continues. Today funds are raised through a percentage of sales of artwork exhibited in the gallery and through giving to the library. To learn more, contact Executive Director David J. Seleb (davids@oppl.org708.697.6911).

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