Selections from the College's extensive art collection of approximately 400 works by almost 200 artists are displayed in four special galleries and throughout the building. On view are works by famed American regionalist painters Grant Wood and Marvin Cone '14, Conger Metcalf '36, and other notable artists.
Marvin Cone and Grant Wood, both Cedar Rapids natives, were two of Iowa's foremost artists. Cone graduated from Coe College in 1914 and taught French and art at the college for 40 years. He founded Coe's art department. Wood is best know for his "American Gothic" painting that brought him international attention.
Besides the four galleries, art is on display in areas throughout the first and second floors of the library.