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  • Researching Wheaton's Japanese Print Collection

    Mandy Prue, Class of 2016, was hired as a Collection Assistant at the very start of her Wheaton career. Her interest in Japanese art and culture led Professor Leah Niederstadt, Curator of the Permanent Collection, to task Mandy with inventorying and cataloguing Wheaton's collection of Japanese prints, which includes 18th and 19th century ukiyo-e works of art as well […] More »
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    Congratulations, Lindsay!

    Lindsay Koso, Conservation Intern with the Permanent Collection, recently learned that she was one of two Wheaton seniors awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. A double major in Art History and in Latin, Lindsay has worked for the collection since 2012. Initially, she collaborated with Josephine Johnson, Class of 2013, on the conservation of two Italian Blackamoor torchieres, […] More »
  • A Whaler's Life for Me: Interning at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

    Sarah Hartshorn Hilton, Class of 2016, spent the summer of 2013 as an Education Intern at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, supported by a Caroline Edwards Fellowship in the Wheaton Fellows Program. Sarah became interested in working in a museum through her experience as a student conservator on the work-study team for the Permanent Collection. […] More »
  • Makonde Belly Mask, unidentified Makonde artist. Purchased with the Kenneth C. and Louise McKeon Deemer ‘33 Trust and Kenneth C. and Louise McKeon Deemer ‘33 Fund.

    African Art at Wheaton College

    Wheaton's Permanent Collection contains fewer than 100 objects that have been identified as African. These include Egyptian Coptic textiles, Ethiopian Orthodox Christian art, an Islamic amulet, drawings by Kenyan artist James Muga, musical instruments from Burkina Faso, and Ghanaian woodcarving tools. In the past few years, endowed funds have enabled the college to acquire five […] More »
  • Bagpipes & Kilts: Researching a Scottish Cartoon Collection

    I began working for the Permanent Collection my very first semester at Wheaton and have since had the opportunity to assist with a variety of tasks ranging from cataloguing Italian prints to hanging artwork and from painting in the Beard & Weil Galleries to creating a mini-exhibition of new acquisitions of African art and material culture. […] More »
  • New Acquisitions from Regional Artists

    LIZA FOLMAN For many years, Liza Folman, Professor of Fine Arts at Lesley University, has explored the relationship between people and the built environment through a variety of media. Her subjects range from populated street scenes to building facades, abandoned ruins, interior spaces and architectural details. Folman believes that these structures embody a humanistic element […] More »
  • The Friends of Art Donates Student Work

    The Friends of Art at Wheaton College include alumnae/i, current students, faculty, staff, and local residents, who all share an interest in the visual arts. The group regularly sponsors numerous arts-related activities including supporting exhibitions in the Beard & Weil Galleries as well as funding object conservation and site visits to area museums. In addition, […] More »
  • Photos by Sheila Donahue.

    Cleaning Key Angel

    Now that warmer weather has arrived on campus, we have extended spring cleaning to the two outdoor sculptures in Haas Courtyard, between Watson Fine Arts & Meneely Hall/Mars Arts & Humanities: Guy Dill's Key Angel, which was donated last spring by Lucky Dallo Eisner ‘53 and her husband, Trustee Emeritus Edgar Eisner, and Paul von Ringelheim's Directionals […] More »
  • Hurrah for the Art Handlers!

    As is often the case with academic collections, galleries, or museums, collaboration is key to accomplishing a wide variety of tasks. The care and management of Wheaton's Permanent Collection involves many forms of collaboration between students, faculty, staff, and, of course, donors. Some of these efforts, such as student-curated exhibitions, are highly visible, while others […] More »
  • Multi-tasking at a Living History Museum

    Molly Cardoza, Class of 2014, spent the summer as a 2012 Material Culture and Collections Management Intern at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA, an opportunity supported by a grant from the Wheaton Fellows Program. More »