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The college will test its emergency alert system on Wednesday (Sept. 2) at 12:30 p.m. As a part of the test, all faculty, staff, and students should receive an email, phone call, and text message at or around the common hour.


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.


[Rembrandt before and after] 

Past Lectures:

  • 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


Museum Studies

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.