The Beard and Weil Galleries are located at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. The Galleries are a vital part of Wheaton’s creative and intellectual life. Our mission is focused on how, through art, we can gain a clearer understanding of one another and how we can create a better world.
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.
Who We Are
Director, Beard and Weil Galleries
Jessica F. Kuszaj
Associate Director, Arts Events and Publicity
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