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.

Now on Display

January 24–February 23, 2018

On & On: Art Without End
Beard Gallery, Watson Fine Arts

WORK/PLAY: Color-ism
Weil Gallery, Watson Fine Arts

Coming Soon

March 1–April 13, 2018

Props and Fine Art from Movies, Television and Theatre
Beard Gallery, Watson Fine Arts

Working Objects: Props by Ross MacDonald
Weil Gallery, Watson Fine Arts

April 19–May 12, 2018

2018 Senior Art Majors’ Exhibition
Beard & Weil Galleries, Watson Fine Arts

For more information

Elizabeth Keithline, Interim Gallery Director

Jessica F. Kuszaj, Manager, Arts Events and Publicity
Arts information line: 508.286.3300

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