There are many ways—with no set formula—for faculty to get involved with the Galleries. You can visit with your class, arrange a tour with a student Gallery Attendant, or develop a class session to co-teach with the Manager of Academic Programs. As exhibitions rotate, there are opportunities to offer scholarly expertise by contributing to interpretative materials for exhibits and/or to participate in or co-host a public program in conjunction with the exhibitions. If you have an idea you’d like to discuss, please contact Liz Canter.
Teaching in the Galleries
The Galleries provide a space for faculty to extend their classrooms by connecting curricula to the cycling exhibitions and objects in the Permanent Collection. Sessions in the gallery are tailored to meet individual learning objectives and can be designed to promote close-looking, develop object-based research skills, offer interdisciplinary, historical or cultural context, and/or start a conversation on contemporary politics or social climate. Additionally, with advance notice, objects from the Permanent Collection can be pulled from storage for class visits or research purposes. For more detailed information about the benefits of experiential learning in the galleries or to see some examples of past collaborations for inspiration, please contact Liz Canter.