Los Angeles Unified’s art and artifact collection includes: (clock-wise from upper left) Pastel on paper by Raymond Nott, Desert Arab Man by Gordon Harrower Coutts, Chinese Junks by Arthur Edwaine, The Lazy Day by Ahn Young-il, Red Figure Skyphos (drinking cup, on low-footed base), Mesopotamian Cuneiform Tablet, Don Quixote metal relief by Salvador Dali.
Los Angeles Unified is providing a peek into its collection of more than 50,000 art works and artifacts, reports KPCC. Fifty pieces — including a metal sculpture of Don Quixote by Salvador Dali — will be displayed online.
A new Artscape site will turn the collection into a resource for teachers and students, the district hopes. It will include a gallery of students’ art.
How did the district get all that art? Apparently, it’s all from donations. “The pieces have been stored in a few schools and administrative buildings; many were locked away in vaults,” reports KPCC.
If it’s only going to be displayed online, the district could photograph it, sell everything of value and use the money to fund art supplies and teachers.