Access & Use
Objects from the Permanent Collection are used in a number of ways to support the education of Wheaton students and faculty research, and to enhance the campus environment. For example:
- Each fall, students in ARTH 111: Arts of the Western Tradition complete a formal analysis assignment using objects in the collection as a means of developing their visual literacy.
- Studio Art students enrolled in ARTS 325: Lithography in Fall 2012 studied Liberation, an artist's book created by Kate Kimball, Class of 2012, using polyester plate lithography and watercolor.
- During the Spring 2012 semester, Dean Alex Trayford's Introduction to Archaeology students viewed more than fifty objects, including pre-Columbian ceramics and Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquities, to complete a research assignment.
- Students enrolled in Professor Touba Ghadessi's Fall 2011 course on Renaissance families researched several dozen objects including bronzes, textiles, and prints and wrote interpretive labels for the exhibition The Art of Intellectual Community: Early Modern Objects and Pedagogy. Their work was also published in a gallery guide.
- Professor Ellen McBreen's students in ARTH 240: Art of the Avant-Gardes (1900–1945) created podcasts exploring several 20th-century works of art in the collection.