Art on campus

The LSE campus is rich with artistic life and expression. Across LSE you can find a range of art installations, murals, sculptures, paintings and much else. Find out more about the art we have around the school. 


Square the Block
Artist: Richard Wilson
Location: The corner of the New Academic Building facing Sardinia Street and Kingsway


Women in the Shaw Library
Artists: Various
Location: Shaw Library, 6th Floor Old Building


Novelty: View of a Train of Carriages Drawn by a Locomotive Steam Engine on a Railway
Artist: Lithograph by R. Martin taken from a painting by Charles Vignoles

St Clement's Mural Small

St Clement's Mural
Artist: Harry Warren Wilson
Location: St Clement's Building

LSE_Penguin_8191 (62w86h)

LSE Penguin
Artist: Yolanda Vandegaast
Location: John Watkins Plaza


Sir Arthur Bowley
Artist: Stella Bowen
Location: Leverhulme Library, Department of Statistics, Columbia House

Webb Sidney (62w x 86h)

Sidney and Beatrice Webb at Passfield Corner
Artist: William Nicholson
Location: Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building

Blue Rain
Artist: Michael Brown
Location: LSE Library
 Desert Window
Artist: Christopher Le Brun
Location: Faith Centre, Saw Swee Hock Building 
Artist: Joy Gerrard
Location: Verdant Atrium, NAB
Odette Sculptures
Artist: Joy Gerrard
Location: Across the LSE Campus
Artist: E.S. Frith
Location: Old Building
The Shaw Library holds several art works of interest including a portrait of LSE founders Sidney and Beatrice Webb, the Fabian Window and portraits of former LSE Directors
Square the Block
Square the Block
Artist: Richard Wilson
Location: Corner of Kingsway and Sardinia Street, New Academic Building
Red Bull Race
Photography in Classrooms
A selection of photographs from previous LSE Photo Prize Competitions which are located in classrooms across the School.

LSE Arts Policy and guidance on art around campus 

LSE Acquisition and Management of Art Works Policy 

Guidance on the acquisition of art works 

Guidance on accepting artworks for temporary display on campus 

Guidance on loaning works to other institutions

Guidance on de-accessioning artworks


 LSE Arts