Student Facilities - Wellesley College
Jewett Art Galleries:
The Art Gallery is devoted to the exhibition of student work and shows generated by the Art Department. Exhibitions by professional artists may also be presented when the work relates to the educational goals and concerns of the Art Department. In addition to these spaces, the studio hallways of Jewett and Pendleton West often present informal displays of studio course work in progress.
Only currently enrolled students in art classes have access to the classroom, lab, darkroom facilities and equipment. Most facilties have 24 hour access to enrolled students, but after hours it is important you work in JAC and PNW with a buddy.
The Wellesley College Art Library provides collections and services covering the fine arts, architecture, classical archaeology, decorative arts, photography and filmmaking.
The Visual Resource Collection dates to 1885, the first year an art curriculum was offered at Wellesley College. The VRC houses an extensive collection of lantern slides in the areas of architecture and painting, some still used in classrooms today. In 2006 the collection consists of over 350,000 35 mm slides, (the most heavily circulated part of the collection) that cover such diverse topics as modern African photography to Gothic metalwork. Recently, the VRC has moved into the production of digital images and in Fall 2006 launched a digital image database, MDID.
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