Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Permanent Collection


The Collection: By the Numbers

  • More than 6,000 items in the Permanent Collection, not including potsherds and stamps, which number in the hundreds, if not thousands
  • 2500–1100 BCE age of oldest item: a Cycladic figure
  • 214 paintings
  • At least 100 objects displayed in student-curated exhibitions during the 2011-2012 academic year
  • More than 325 objects used for class or student teaching/research during the 2011-2012 academic year
  • 58 sculptures
  • 42 objects displayed in the exhibition The Art of Intellectual Community: Early Modern Objects and Pedagogy, which included a gallery guide written by students.
  • 66 objects in the Kilham basket collection
  • 54 candlesticks
  • 10 to 12 students who work as Collection Assistants each semester
  • 3 works by Rembrandt
  • 3 works by Picasso

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