Education The Picker Art Gallery’s collection of over 11,000 art objects is an invaluable teaching resource for academic disciplines across campus.
University Faculty and Student Education
Incorporating original works of art into University curriculum and research is central to the mission of the Picker Art Gallery. We invite University faculty and students to use objects from our permanent collection in their teaching and research endeavors. Dana 305, our classroom, can be arranged in several ways to seat up to 25 and has a whiteboard, a works on paper viewing rail, as well as two means of projection.
K - 12 and Community Education
We welcome all kinds of learners, from pre-kindergartners to adult life long learners. K-12 programs use works of art to stimulate critical thinking and visual literacy. Students’ observations, feelings, questions, and opinions animate small-group guided discussions that model both respect and accountability. For community and adult learning groups, the gallery is a place to be surprised, intrigued, and uplifted. Group members can follow an expert’s lecture, browse independently, or wrestle with a work’s meaning through lively discussion—all proving the breadth of our welcome.