Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Permanent Collection

Academics

Gallery Exhibitions

Works from the Permanent Collection are regularly exhibited in the Beard & Weil Galleries, usually in shows curated by students and faculty. For example, in 2011, Professors Touba Ghadessi and Gen Liang collaborated to curate the exhibition The Art of Intellectual Community: Early Modern Objects and Pedagogy, engaging students from both of their fall courses in the project. Occasionally, collection objects are also used in exhibitions curated by the Gallery Director.

Taught biannually, ARTH 335: Exhibition Design attracts students from a wide range of majors and minors. The course culminates in a gallery exhibition comprised primarily of objects from the Permanent Collection and the Marion B. Gebbie Archives & Special Collections. The exhibition's focus is chosen by the course instructors: Leah Niederstadt, Assistant Professor of Museum Studies & Curator of the Permanent Collection, and Zephorene Stickney Helmreich, College Historian & Special Collections Curator. Students, faculty, and staff then collaborate to bring the exhibition to fruition.

Photo by Jessica F. Kuszaj

Photo by Jessica F. Kuszaj

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