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Treasures from Wheaton’s Permanent Collection and the college archives were on display this winter in a student-curated exhibition, “100 Years, 100 Objects,” which celebrated the centenary of Wheaton Female Seminary becoming Wheaton College. The textiles, paintings, historical documents, sculptures, books and other objects in the show wove a rich narrative of Wheaton’s first century as a four-year college. The exhibition was curated and installed by students in “Exhibition Design,” taught in fall 2012 by Assistant Professor Leah Niederstadt and College Archivist Zeph Stickney. Students researched and selected the objects for the show, authored labels and wall text for visitors, designed the exhibition layout, and physically installed the show. This is a sampling of the art.

View the complete catalog of 100 Years, 100 Objects for information on the exhibit, each piece featured above as well as all 100 objects.