Our dynamic programming features work by contemporary artists in all media, and innovative exhibitions drawn from Wheaton’s extensive Permanent Collections, spanning Ancient Mesopotamia to contemporary South Africa.

The Galleries’ educational mission encompasses all forms of creative expression in an effort to forge meaningful connections between objects and their histories, student and faculty creative work, art historical research, and critical thinking. The crucial role the visual arts play in a liberal arts education is central to the design and focus of our exhibitions.

Programming enhances our curriculum in a wide range of disciplines across campus, including History of Art, English, Anthropology, and Classics. Student-curated exhibitions are designed to give hands-on experience in the conception, design, and educational interpretation of exhibitions. Student creative work is featured annually in a Senior Visual Art Major exhibition.

Our exhibitions have been accompanied by a rich series of publications, written and designed by Wheaton students, staff and faculty.

Card to Culture

The Beard and Weil Galleries are proud to participate in Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture program, in collaboration with the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by breaking down the financial barriers to cultural programming.

Our exhibitions are free and open to the public. We also offer EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders free admission to special events and workshopsSee the complete list of participating organizations offering EBTWIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.

Who We Are

Elizabeth Hoy
Director, Beard and Weil Galleries

Jessica F. Kuszaj
Associate Director, Arts Events and Publicity

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Where We Are

Free parking is available on campus in Lot #2 off East Main Street. This location is across the street from the Galleries. If you would like parking closer to the building, please let us know: bwgalleries@wheatoncollege.edu or 508-286-3644.

Wheaton’s campus is located off of GATRA Route 18: Taunton/Norton/Attleboro at the Norton Post Office stop.


We believe that art is for all to enjoy. Please contact us prior to your visit to discuss your accessibility and visitation needs at bwgalleries@wheatoncollege.edu or 508-286-3644.

  • Beard and Weil Galleries are accessible to mobility devices and strollers.
  • Gallery benches are situated throughout our space, portable lightweight stools are also available.
  • The galleries are located on the second floor of the Watson Fine Art building. The exterior doors are power assist, there is an elevator, and the gallery doors are propped open during open hours. Our gallery monitor will be happy to assist you.
  • We make large print versions of all exhibition texts available, please ask a gallery monitor for more information.
  • Childcare items, including strollers, diaper bags, and infant feeding supplies are welcome. Bottle and breastfeeding are permitted in all spaces.
  • Service animals are welcome.

Beard and Weil Galleries are committed to making our digital platforms accessible to all users. If you encounter an accessibility issue on our website, please contact us bwgalleries@wheatoncollege.edu.

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