Art on Campus

By Théodore Leroux, Mégane Voirol, Pal

The University of Saint-Gallen is home to a large art collection, comprising works from superstar artists such as Gerhard Richter, Alberto Giacometti and Joan Miro. Yet, discussions among students seldom revolve around this topic, if not about further promoting “campus legends” on the worth of the pieces. This observation triggered our interest to survey the opinion of students about the artworks surrounding them during their studies. Are they aware of the real worth of the art pieces? Do they perceive this collection as a contribution to their well-being on campus? Are they satisfied with the aesthetic choices? Do the artwork help them broaden their horizons or even get creative?  Continue reading