Mary Coffey and her students from her course A Critical History of the U.S. Art Museum in the Collectanea: The Museum as Hunter and Gatherer exhibition in Gutman Gallery.
The museum's permanent collection and changing special exhibitions offer the opportunity to study objects in the museum setting. The Hood's ten galleries display selections from the museum's holdings of American, European, ancient and Asian, Peruvian, and modern and contemporary art, as well as a broad range of special exhibitions (seven to ten per year). Special exhibitions are often organized thematically and provide unique intellectual environments that stimulate lively discussion about diverse societies and their histories and material cultures. The exhibition schedule is, by design, broad ranging, intended to take advantage of the scope and quality of the museum's permanent collection and to serve the needs of its academic and public audiences. In recent years, the museum has sought to make its exhibitions more accessible to these constituencies through both additional outreach efforts and the presentation of issues of special relevance to them.
To make an arrangement to bring your class to the museum, to discuss your teaching schedule or the possibility of a teaching exhibition, or to learn more about teaching opportunities at the museum, please contact the Curator of Academic Programming.