An Anthropology Department teaching exhibition in Harrington Gallery.
The Hood Museum of Art presents teaching exhibitions once or twice each term in the Harrington Gallery on the second floor of the museum. The Harrington Gallery was designated for teaching exhibitions in 1990, and since that time the museum has organized over seventy-five exhibitions on such diverse subjects as Northwest Coast Native American art, the history of photography, African textiles, Japanese prints, American political prints, ancient art, paintings and prints for teaching basic design, Melanesian art, mathematics and art, and contemporary art.
These exhibitions are a collaborative effort between a museum staff member and a professor. Drawing from the permanent collection, a faculty member works with a curator to present an installation of twenty to thirty works that is used to enhance classroom instruction for a particular course. Students usually visit the gallery with the professor during the class hour or x-hour once or more per term. Professors have sometimes assigned students a paper on one or more of the objects or have asked them to give oral presentations on an object to other class members. In the past, student interns or students enrolled in the course have selected the objects, designed the display, written the labels for the exhibition, and given gallery talks.
To discuss scheduling a teaching exhibition, please contact the Curator of Academic Programming.