A Resource for Teaching

Tours and classroom visits

Faculty from all University departments and divisions are welcome to use the Smart as a resource, either by scheduling a tour of the galleries or by arranging a visit to our study room to see works not on view.

Visits to the study room are flexible, intimate, and particularly enriching. In tandem with our staff and curators, instructors select up to ten works from the Smart’s collection that support the themes and goals of the course but are not currently on view in our galleries. The seminar-style room allows students to view the works closely and engage in related discussion while seated around a table.

Please arrange a classroom visit at least two weeks in advance or contact Berit Ness with any questions.

A teaching gallery

In keeping with the Smart Museum’s commitment to the academic mission of the University, a small space in the Maser gallery is made available, on request, to serve the curricular needs of faculty from any department. The displays often cross disparate geographic and temporal boundaries, juxtaposing works from different traditions.

In the context of this teaching gallery, works from the Museum’s collection can be accessible for study and consultation throughout the academic quarter. Contact Berit Ness to learn more.

Top: Installation view of After the Readymade (2010), which served as a primary source for graduate course Materialities of Modern Art.