The Smith College Museum of Art’s extensive collection can serve as a vital curricular resource for faculty across many disciplines. Investigating and analyzing visual materials as part of class work encourages deep critical thinking, sparks curiosity about new areas of study, and provides a focal point for lively group discussion. The works of art in our collection are rich examples of creative expression, as well as primary-source documents with many layers to uncover.
Museum staff members are available to help faculty incorporate works from the collection in their teaching. The information provided here can serve as a starting point, but educators with expertise in object-based learning are also available to help tailor museum experiences or assignments to meet your course goals.