The Wright Museum of Art is a teaching resource for Beloit College students. As such, students are encouraged to engage the museum in a number of ways:
- Museum work-study opportunities for career-development (museum education, collections management, registration, and exhibition design & development).
- Participate in the annual Juried Student Art Exhibition (sponsored by the department of art/art history) and/or the Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition.
- Special projects in collections research and exhibition development. Some past examples of these include:
- Inventory and research on the Wright's extensive Chinese textile collection.
- Research and proper re-housing of the Wright's early 20th century Japanese Imperial doll collection.
- Student-curated exhibitions on Chinese calligraphy, Russian political propaganda, Greco-Roman oil lamps, and Shakspearean clothing.
- Faculty outreach program to assist Beloit College faculty with museum-classroom integration
Students interested in using the Wright Museum to support their academic efforts--no matter their major field of study--are encouraged to meet with Joy Beckman (x2097) and Rachel Smith (x2095) to discuss project possibilities.
Anna Bryan '10 hosted a gallery talk during spring 2010 for her exhibition on Russian propaganda posters.