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Education
Class Sessions in the Zuckert Seminar Room
The Zuckert Seminar Room is a gallery space and smart classroom in the Museum that can be reserved for class sessions to closely study artworks from the permanent collection that are not on view in the galleries. The Museum of Art has exceptionally strong holdings of prints, drawings and photographs, which are ideal media for teaching. With the help of curatorial staff, a professor generally selects up to 20 objects from the permanent collection that relate to a class topic. Museum staff is available for assistance throughout the visit and can support class discussions and assignments.

The Zuckert Seminar Room is equipped with a digital projector, a computer with internet access, and a lectern. The capacity of the classroom is twenty students. To accommodate classes of larger sizes, multiple visits can easily be scheduled.

Getting Started
If this is your first time working with the Museum’s collection, please contact Sarah Montross, Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Curatorial Fellow. During an initial meeting, you can discuss course goals and the curatorial staff can help select relevant objects for your class session(s).

The majority of the Museum’s collection is not on view in our galleries, but most works can be accessed for teaching in the Zuckert Seminar Room. An overview of the Museum’s collections can be accessed online.

For more information, see Researching the Collection.

Scheduling a Class Session
To schedule a class session in the Zuckert Seminar Room, please contact Andrea Rosen, Curatorial Assistant. To avoid scheduling conflicts, we advise you to schedule classes as early in the semester as possible.


Recent Class Visits
Art and the Environment (AH016)
Natasha Goldman,
Fall 2012, First Year Seminar
  Making Dances (DANCE102)
Gwyneth Jones
Fall 2012
Material Life in Early America (AH017)
Dana Byrd,
Fall 2012, First Year Seminar
Art of the Deal, (ECON018)
Zorina Kahn
Fall 2012, First Year Seminar
Introduction to Art History (AH100)
Art History Faculty,
Fall 2012
Advanced Spanish (L AM 205/SPAN205)
Margaret Boyle
Fall 2012
Introduction to Roman Archaeology (AH210/ARCH102)
Ryan Ricciardi,
Fall 2012
Introduction to the Study of Religion (REL101)
David Howlett
Fall 2012
Victorian Art (AH251), Pamela Fletcher
Fall 2012
The Hebrew Bible in its World (REL215)
Jorunn Buckley
Fall 2012
The Arts of Japan, (AH272/ASIAN209)
Peggy Wang,
Fall 2012
Drawing I (V ART 150)
Visual Arts Faculty
Fall 2012
American Art: Civil War to 1945 (AH264)
Linda Docherty,
Fall 2012
Printmaking I (V ART170)
Mary Hart
Fall 2012
Art and Life of Michelangelo (AH324)
Susan Wegner
Fall 2012
Printmaking II (V ART270)
Mary Hart
Fall 2012
The Fantastic and Demonic in Japanese Literature, (ASIAN246)
Vyjayanthi Selinger
Fall 2012
Large Format Photography (V ART 280)
Michael Kolster
Fall 2012
Courtly Society of Heian Japan I (ASIAN 283/HIST281)
Thomas Conlan
Fall 2012
Photography I (V Art 140)
Elizabeth Atterbury
Fall 2012
Resources for Faculty
Class Visits to the Museum Galleries
Class Sessions in the Zuckert Seminar Room
Teaching Exhibitions in the Becker Gallery
Andrew W. Mellon Curriculum Development Summer Workshop
Researching the Collection


Resources for Students


Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Ryan Ricciardi examines Roman coins with students in “Introduction to Roman Archaeology”.

Students from Associate Professor of Art History Susan Wegner's course