The Beard and Weil Galleries are a vital part of Wheaton’s creative and intellectual life. Our dynamic programming features work by contemporary artists in all media, and innovative exhibitions drawn from Wheaton’s extensive Permanent Collections, spanning Ancient Greece to contemporary South Africa.

The Galleries’ educational mission encompasses all forms of creative expression in an effort to forge meaningful connections between objects and their histories, student and faculty creative work, art historical research, and critical thinking. The crucial role the visual arts play in a liberal arts education is central to the design and focus of our exhibitions.

Programming enhances our curriculum in studio art, art history, and museum studies.  In addition, a wide range of disciplines across campus, such as Classics, Mathematics and Chemistry, have used the Galleries’ resources and exhibitions to enhance Wheaton’s connected course of studies. Student-curated exhibitions are designed to give hands-on experience in the conception, design, and educational interpretation of exhibitions. Student creative work is featured annually in a Senior Studio Art Major exhibition.

Our exhibitions have been accompanied by a rich series of publications, written and designed by Wheaton students, staff and faculty.

 

Coming Soon

August 28–November 3, 2018

Fiber/Paper/Love
Beard & Weil Galleries, Watson Fine Arts

November 29, 2018–February 6, 2019

It’s Elemental: Fire
Beard & Weil Galleries, Watson Fine Arts

 

 

For more information

Jessica F. Kuszaj, Manager, Arts Events and Publicity
Arts information line: 508.286.3300
arts@wheatoncollege.edu

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