About the Museum


Helping students learn since 1894.

A Student-Centered Museum

In 1894 the Wright Museum of Art was established as a teaching museum. Continuing in that tradition, we believe that students learn by doing.

Student studying work by Norma Bassett Hall

In our galleries…

Beloit College students assist in curating many of our exhibits. Students engage in background research and help write the wall texts. They also help design the exhibit layout, frame and hang the artwork, and create marketing and educational materials.

…and behind the scenes.

Beloit College students assist museum staff with caring for the works of art. Responsibilities entrusted to students include: inventory, collections research, mount making, and photography.

Three students help accession a drawing by Suzanne Duchamp

Our Mission

As a teaching museum, the mission of the Wright Museum of Art advances the educational goals of Beloit College. Our principal purpose is to provide the college and local community with diverse opportunities to appreciate, interact with, and understand the visual arts through exhibitions, collections, and programming. The Wright promotes experiential learning through an engagement with art that is both visual and tactile. It also endeavors to promote a critical reading of art as it shapes our cultural and intellectual history.

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