About the Teaching Museum
The Lawrence ’60 and Linda Perlman Teaching Museum is a resource for teaching and learning, and a community resource and gathering place.
“Teaching Museum” is a fairly new concept in higher education, emphasizing the role of art and exhibitions in posing questions, materializing ideas, and catalyzing conversations between and across disciplines. Staff professionals collaborate with the college community by co-sponsoring public programs, offering curatorial seminars, inviting faculty into curatorial projects, promoting use of the Art Collection in classes and for research, experimenting with curatorial practices as methods for creating and displaying knowledge.
At 7800 square feet, the museum offers two handsome galleries, and fully equipped support spaces. The public spaces comprise the soaring Braucher Gallery, with 24 foot ceilings and an adjustable lighting grid, and the more intimate Kaemmer Family Gallery. Downstairs is a classroom, specially designed for studying objects from the College Art Collection.
Functional spaces include a matting and framing studio, a workshop, storage for museum furniture and crates, and Art Collection Storage. The entire facility is climate-controlled to high museum standards, facilitating loans of art from museums, private collections, and individuals.
The Perlman Teaching Museum welcomes all visitors during regular museum hours and by appointment. For special school and community group tours, contact Laurel Bradley, Director and Curator.