2024 Visual Art and Design Majors’ Senior Exhibition
Sonder: the realization that each passerby’s life is as vivid and complex as your own
This annual exhibition highlights the work of Wheaton’s 21 graduating visual art and design majors.  It features animation, painting, sculpture, app design, architecture, apparel design, photography, drawing, and textiles. The exhibition runs April 18–May 18, 2024 (hours may vary during finals and senior week May 7–18)

This annual exhibition highlights the work of Wheaton’s 21 graduating visual art and design majors.  It features animation, painting, sculpture, app design, architecture, apparel design, photography, drawing, and textiles.

Fragile VesselsContemporary Ceramics and the Body

Please join us for our opening reception. Works by artists Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Miguel Enrique Lastra, Rob Raphael, Maedah Tafvizi Zavareh, and objects selected by the artists’ from the Wheaton College Permanent Collection are featured.

Finnegan Shannon is a multidisciplinary artist whose work experiments with access and ableist assumptions. At Wheaton this semester, they will explore Alt text as poetry in an ongoing collaborative project with students. After the artist’s talk, Beard and Weil Galleries will be open for students to talk to Finnegan and hear more about joining the project.

Presented by the Evelyn Danzig Haas ’39 Visiting Artists Program.

We have boxes of brightly colored pencils, marking pens, hex codes, and seasonal fashions.  All of these give us access to color. But could it be that we are not seeing the whole picture in the color choices that are offered to us? The way many of us identify individual colors actually closes us off from the protean nature of color and from our abilities to interact with our color vision.  Color is not a thing; it is a relationship between. In this talk, artist Rosy Lamb shares her research into color as a responsive language we all can learn to speak by listening, and by attending to what our eyes see all around us.  Her reserach includes a prototype of a digital tool she is developing, which allows users to intuitively build relational colors using a similar methodology to pigment mixing.

Artist Eileen de Rosas (MassArt MFA ’22) presents an artist talk discussing her recent Public Art at Wheaton (PAAW) project Into the Woods, sited in the Beard Courtyard of the Mars Science Center. De Rosas will also share work from her artistic practice more broadly.

Beard and Weil Galleries have partnered with the National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture to present What Only You Can Make: The Art of the African Wrap Doll.

The National Black Doll Museum is based in Mansfield and is the country’s largest collection dedicated to the art, craft, history, and preservation of Black Dolls. The exhibition includes selections from the Museum’s collection of handmade African Wrap Dolls; the history and family lore that connect the Museum’s dollmaking to the past; the process and the materials used for making the dolls; and connections between the African Wrap doll and African and African American hair and clothing styles.
The exhibition is on display September 15–November 5, 2022. Visit our website for additional programming.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 1–5 p.m.; Thursday 1–8 p.m.







Senior Visual Art majors’ will present bodies of work in a variety of mediums including: illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. This group exhibition is mounted under the supervision of Assistant Professor of Photography Leah Dyjak.

Gallery hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 1-5 p.m.; Thursdays 1-8 p.m.

Please note: Wheaton currently requires guests to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status.

To Scatter or Sow: Diaspora in Contemporary Art serves as a central event for Wheaton’s campus-wide initiative to consider Diasporas: Economies, Boundaries, and Kinship. The title of the show is taken from the Greek root of the word, and evokes not only the dispersal inherent in diaspora but also the potential for rich growth. Framing the multi-faceted idea of diasporas through the work of eight contemporary artists, the exhibition includes video, photography, painting, ceramics and text-based work. The exhibition will be presented both virtually and on the Wheaton campus.

The exhibition includes work by the following artists: Alina Bliumis, Chinatown Pretty: Andria Lo & Valerie Luu, Isabella Cruz-Chong, Patricia Encarnación, Michael Gac Levin, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, and Crys Yin.


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 are only open to the Wheaton campus community. All of our programing will be provided virtually as well.

The Tens, highlights selected work from students who received the Friends of Art Purchase Prize from 2011-2020. These pieces are part of the Wheaton College Permanent Collection and range from photography to film to illustration. The talented alumni artists included in this exhibition are:

2011 Katharine Heyl, Emiko Kurokawa, Rosemary Liss
2012 Skye Landon, Emily Timm, Tim Oxton
2013 Caroline Isaacs, Walker Downey
2014 Soraya Matos
2015 Lindsey Gillis
2016 Cloë Ella Urbanczyk, Sienna Van Slooten
2017 Charlotte Hall
2018 Aleza Epstein
2019 Bhavika Dugar
2020 Elisa McClear

Exhibition runs February 16–March 27, 2021

Gallery Opening | Monday, February 22, 5:00 p.m. EST Register here

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Beard & Weil Galleries is only open to the on-campus community for the spring 2021 semester. We will make every effort to make our exhibitions available virtually during this time. 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.