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Museum Mondays
Weekly Terrarium posts about the Logan Museum of Anthropology & the Wright Museum of Art.

The work of the Beloit College Museums is covered in a weekly feature we like to call "Museum Mondays". Keep up with the collections by perusing the rich content found in the posts below.


Museum Mondays: Student-curated exhibit has “Seasons” motif

December 18, 2011 at 6:25 pm


Spring, summer, fall, and winter - our whole world transforms itself throughout the year, yet we rarely stop to consider how these changes affect us beyond the obvious reactions to the elements. 

The Museum Studies Exhibit Design and Development class opened their end-of-semester exhibit in the South Gallery of the Wright Museum of Art last week. The exhibit, entitled Seasons, is a collaborate effort of the class’s nine students, featuring artwork from the Wright’s permanent collection and focusing on specific aspects of the seasons. The course emphasizes selecting art and artifacts for an exhibit, writing interpretive museum labels, and the design of exhibit spaces and graphics.


Teams of students chose artworks emphasizing a particular motif and how it relates to the cycle of the seasons. They wrote labels, laid out the gallery, and completed all aspects of installing and publicizing the exhibit. The project required the class to execute all the steps necessary in exhibit development and design, allowing hands-on realization of the concepts learned in the classroom. Each student played an integral part in the design and implementation of this exhibit. Participants were: Jenny Bauer’12, Emily Bianchi’13, Tanya Cohan-Diaz’12, Kei Ishii’12, Erika Moen’13, Aurora Peck’14, Sally Robertson’12, Erica Rodenbeck’12, and Leigh Simonson’11.

Seasons will be on display in the museum’s South Gallery until March 7, 2012; if you don’t catch it this week, make sure to check it out in the spring semester.