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St. Philip's College

Art Collection of Drs. Ricardo and Harriett Romo

St. Philip’s College is home to a variety of artwork, including the Art Collections of the Honorable Lila Cockrell and Drs. Ricardo and Harriett Romo. The Cockrell Collection features over 40 paintings and sculptures of primarily African-American art, collected the former San Antonio mayor. The Romo Collection consists of 220 pieces of Latino artwork, including paintings, prints and photographs. Artwork by students, faculty and staff are also housed in the St. Philip’s College Archives.


The St. Philip’s College photo archives include approximately 20 linear feet of prints, negatives and slides, as well as over 150,000 digital images. The collection, dating from 1898 to the present, covers a wide range of events, academic programs, clubs, committees and campus life, featuring students, faculty, staff, administrators and the public. A sampling of the collection, with over 800 images, can be found on the Portal to Texas History.


The Art Collection of Drs. Ricardo and Harriett Romo

On September 26, 2019, St. Philip’s College debuted the Art Collection of Drs. Ricardo and Harriett Romo, as part of its Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Drs. Romo gifted 220 pieces, including 80 prints, to St. Philip’s College’s permanent collection. A permanent home for the collection is currently being developed.

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