In response to the ongoing impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Wheaton College has altered its operations. More information about our return to campus is available here.

As a result, ALL arts events for fall 2020 will be virtual. Virtual events are open to the public free of charge. Registration links will be available on the College Event Calendar and on the Watson Box Office website as they become available.

We appreciate your patience as we navigate this global challenge and we look forward to welcoming you back to campus when we are able to resume normal operations.

Postcards from the Pandemic

October 20–November 24, 2020

This exhibition is an open call for postcard-sized responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. All submissions will be included in the exhibition and become part of the Wheaton College Permanent Collection. The exhibition is an effort to combat the social isolation this virus has forced on us. It is a chance to see, through the eyes of another, an expression of this experience. It is an opportunity to come together when we still have to remain physically apart. Beard & Weil Galleries, Watson Fine Arts.

Virtual Gallery Opening—October 22, 2020  05:30 PM EST (US and Canada) via Zoom  Register here

Studio Visits & Discussions
Join us on Thursdays during Postcards from the Pandemic for virtual Q&As, conversations and reflection with exhibition participants.

October 29, 2020 07:00 PM EST (US and Canada) via Zoom  Register here

November 5, 2020 07:00 PM EST (US and Canada) via Zoom  Register here

November 19, 2020 07:00 PM EST (US and Canada) via Zoom  Register here

View Virtual Exhibition

Gallery Hours

1:00–5:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
1:00–8:00 p.m., Thursday
The galleries are closed Sunday, Monday, and during college breaks.

Please note: due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the galleries will not be open to the public during the 2020 fall semester.

About the Galleries

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 visual art, history of art, 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 Visual Art Major exhibition.

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

For more information

Elizabeth Hoy, Director, Beard and Weil Galleries

Jessica F. Kuszaj, Associate Director, Arts Events and Publicity

Arts information line: 508.286.3300

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