Teaching Spaces

Spaces Available for Teaching in the Museum

The Carson Teaching Gallery, named for Shirley M. Carson (Class of 1934), is a space available to faculty and students for multiple or single class visits, or individual viewing appointments. Your selections of original works of art and artifacts from the Art Museum and the Skinner Museum can be displayed temporarily for class use. [limit 20 students]

The Museum Galleries are also available for class use. The semi-permanent installations and changing exhibitions offer exciting objects and themes to engage your students. [with prior arrangements we can accommodate up to 40-45 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. With an eclectic collection of 6,000 objects from early New England and around the world, chances are that there are artifacts that will suit your teaching needs. You can schedule a tour or visit of the Skinner Museum, or request objects be brought to the Art Museum. [suited for groups of 10-30 students]