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We invite you to collaborate with us, and find ways to integrate the collection, exhibitions, and programs into your curriculum.

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Rose Study Gallery

Teach with art from the collection in a private museum classroom.

Exhibitions

Hold class discussions in the galleries. Develop exhibitions and programs that relate to your curriculum.

Programs

Encounter new perspectives on art through events with curators, artists, scholars, and students.


Rose Study Gallery

Rose Study Gallery

Room for creativity & dialogue. Our classroom offers an intimate atmosphere for the close study and discussion of original artwork — an ideal place for faculty and students to make connections with art. We help you to select artwork from the museum’s collection and provide support for your class session.

To schedule a class session and discuss the collection, please contact Liz Gallerani, Curator of Academic Programs, at (413) 597-4418.

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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Museum as classroom. Consider the entire museum as an extension of your classroom and hold sessions anywhere in the galleries. Faculty members are invited to consider developing exhibition projects that will be the focus of their course.

To schedule a class session in the galleries, please contact Liz Gallerani, Curator of Academic Programs, at (413) 597-4418.

To discuss exhibition proposals, please contact Liz Gallerani, Curator of Academic Programs, at (413) 597-4418.

McNicol Gallery

Sustained study of art. The McNicol Gallery is dedicated to exhibitions that support Williams courses. Because it is open during museum hours, this gallery provides an opportunity for sustained contact with art—ideal for papers, presentations, or other in-depth projects. As part of the project, faculty or students can write wall labels.

Labeltalk

Multiple perspectives on art. Labeltalk is an innovative exhibition series that highlights the rich teaching potential of art. Each exhibition presents artwork from the collection along with a publication that includes written responses by Williams faculty from different disciplines. Labeltalk was created in 1995 with partial support from a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Labeltalk publications are valuable teaching tools beyond the life of the exhibition for professors and students using the collection.

To request a past publication, please contact Liz Gallerani, Curator of Academic Programs, at (413) 597-4418.

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Programs

Deepening the engagement. Through a variety of public programs, we invite artists and scholars to explore aspects of our exhibitions and to foster dialogue on campus about relevant issues. Programs include symposia, lectures, artist’s talks, and performances. In our gallery talk series, faculty and students share their perspectives on art in the galleries. Through our Fulkerson Leadership in the Arts Program, students meet with leaders in the arts.

WCMA programs

We invite you to collaborate with us to design programs and identify speakers that connect to your curriculum and students’ interests. You can also design assignments around the program content. We are pleased to arrange opportunities for you and your students to meet with visiting speakers in small groups.

To discuss program ideas or for more information, please contact Sonnet Coggins, Associate Director of Academic and Public Engagement, at (413) 597-2183.

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