GREATER LATROBE SCHOOL DISTRICT:
SPECIAL ART COLLECTION
"Mimi" by Ottmar F. Von Fuehrer acquired in 1944
One of the Greater Latrobe School District’s treasures is a unique art collection featuring over 200 paintings; it is the largest one in the
Since 1936, the Special Art Collection has been a pioneering program for students of the Greater Latrobe School District and the citizens of the Latrobe area.
The GLSD Art Conservation Trust, founded in 1991, oversees the art collection and raises funds for its conservation, maintenance, and special projects. The Art Conservation Trust is a volunteer, broad-based community committee composed of community leaders, school district administrators, and staff and faculty representatives.
LATROBE ONE HUNDRED FRIENDS OF ART MEMBERSHIP
The Greater Latrobe community has supported the art collection from its beginnings in 1936. James R. Beatty, one of the founders of the collection, recognized that if the new concept were to succeed, it would need outside help. He sent out his Student Council to enroll members of the Latrobe One Hundred Friends of Art with dues of $1.00 a year, a not inconsiderable sum in the depression time of the late 1930s.
The Latrobe One Hundred Friends of Art continues to support the art collection although the number has grown far beyond 100 and members now pay a 21st century amount of $25 a year. Because of the unique partnership of school and community, the art collection continues to grow and is preserved for future generations.
To become a member or learn more about the art collection please contact: Jessica Golden, Director of Center for Student Creativity & Development at 724-539-4220 or email@example.com.
1816 Lincoln Avenue
Latrobe, PA 15650