Art Collections

Art Collections (Custodian)

The Custodian looks after the monuments and artworks belonging to the Friedrich Schiller University. The art collection was founded as early as the 16th century and contains paintings, drawings, sculptures, university medals, and other objects of craftsmanship. The University’s insignia and the gowns for academic ceremonies are also kept here.

Key objects in the collection include a series of portraits of Jena University professors covering five centuries, monumental paintings by important artists such as Ferdinand Hodler, Ludwig von Hofmann, and Erich Kuithan, as well as sculptures, such as the ‘Minerva’ by Auguste Rodin. Modern artists such as Frank Stella, Imi Knoebel, and Emil Schumacher are also represented.

Many busts of historical figures adorn public spaces in Jena, for example along the Via triumphalis, where such sculptures line Fürstengraben as a memorial to people who were important to the University and the town. On the university campus on Ernst-Abbe-Platz you cannot miss the four modern sculptures from the Hudson River Valley Series by US artist Frank Stella.

Porträt Virgil Pingitzer

belonging collection:
inventory number:
GP 22
Subject category:
Gesamt: Höhe: 81 cm; Breite: 68 cm
Porträt Virgil Pingitzer, Jurist (1541-1619).

Gürtelstück frontal gegen rechts mit beiden Händen, weißes Haupt- und Barthaar, Voll- und Schnurrbart, schwarzer Mantel mit Steppreihe an Kragen und Kante, schwarzes Gewand mit Knopfverschluss, schmaler Gürtel mit Silberschließe, an der drei Schaumünzen befestigt sind, doppelreihige Kette, Mühlsteinkragen, die linke Hand ist an die Seite geführt, die rechte umfasst den Degengriff.
image rights:
FSU Jena: Kustodie