Spaces Available for Teaching in the Museum

The Carson Teaching Gallery, named for Shirley M. Carson (Class of 1934), is a classroom inside the Museum available to faculty and students for examining objects not already on view in the galleries. Your selection of 10-15 original works of art and/or material culture from the Art Museum and the Skinner Museum can be displayed temporarily here for multiple or single class visits. The space is fully mediated and furnished with moveable tables and chairs. [limit 20 students]




The Museum Galleries are also available for class use. The semi-permanent installations and changing exhibitions offer exciting objects and thematic perspectives to engage your students. [with prior arrangements we can accommodate up to 35-40 students in our largest galleries]






The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, opened in 1932 by a wealthy local industrialist and philanthropist, is an early 20th-century cabinet of curiosities. The Museum houses an eclectic collection of 7,000 objects from early New England and around the world. You can schedule a tour of the Skinner Museum or request that specific objects be brought to the Art Museum. [suited for groups of 10-25 students]