Annual Wanda Hollensteiner Conservation Lecture Series
This annual series brings a prominent academic to the Wright Museum of Art each year to deliver a lecture on a recently conserved artwork from the museum's permanent collection. Wanda Hollensteiner '54 also provided a gift to renovate the museum's main gallery and she has established an endowed conservation fund for the cleaning and restoration of artworks.
By Bonnie Noble, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
2019's Conservation Piece:
School of Lucas Cranach the Elder, Adoration of the Magi
- February 9, 2018, "Izaac von Oosten: An Antwerp Artist in Context."
By Tanya Paul, Isabel and Alfred Bader Curator of European Art at The Milwaukee Art Museum.
- February 9, 2017, "By the Falls and the Art of George Frederick Bensell." By Joni Kinsey, Ph.D., Professor of American Art , University of Iowa.
- February 11, 2016, “William Merritt Chase in Brooklyn: The Making of the Modern American Landscape, 1885–1890.” By Dr. Alicia Longwell, Ph.D., The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, Parrish Art Museum.
- February 5, 2015, "Tints of a Vanished Past: J. Francis Murphy's Landscape", a lecture by Professor Katherine E. Manthorne, CUNY, New York.
- February 12, 2014, In Search of the Spiritual: The Paintings of Alexander Helwig Wyant, a lecture by Adrienne Bell, Associate Professor, Marymount Manhattan College.
- February 6, 2013, The Art of Henrik Martin Mayer: A Perspective of his Times, by Francis Puig, Independent Scholar
- February 8, 2012, "Toulouse-Lautrec: Modernist as Populist" by Stephen Eisenman, Professor of Art History, Northwestern University.
- February 9, 2011, "Rembrandt: Past and Present" by Dennis Weller, Curator of Northern European Art, North Carolina Museum of Art.
- February 4, 2010, “Albrecht Dürer’s St. Jerome as Vanishing Point of the Renaissance” by David Hotchkiss Price, Professor of Religious Studies, History, and Medieval Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Victor E. Ferrall Artists-in-Residence Program
Named for Beloit's ninth president, the annual Ferrall Artists-in-Residence Program brings artists to campus to work with students in art and music. The program began in the 1997-98 academic year with the residency of artist Jeanne Silverthorne.
Ferrall Artists-in-Residence at the Wright Museum
- 1998, Jeanne Silverthorne
- Spring 2007, Leighton Pierce
- Fall 2007, Marie Watt
As a teaching museum, the Wright Museum provides many opportunities for Beloit College undergraduates to learn and work in a professional environment. Students are involved in every facet of the complex operations, including researching collections, planning and implementing exhibits, and educational programming.
Students may elect to complete a minor in Museum Studies to supplement their major concentration in any other department of instruction. Class work is combined with hands-on experience at the Wright Museum of Art or Logan Museum of Anthropology. Through the Museum Studies program, students are given an opportunity to build both a theoretical and experiential basis, leading to a variety of museum related careers and a solid background for graduate training programs.