A Catalyst for Curricular Innovation
The museum partners with academic departments to offer tours, object-based learning workshops, and research opportunities that draw from its permanent collection, changing exhibitions, and visiting artists. Previous class visits have included a variety of disciplines not limited to American Studies, Art History, Anthropology, Classics, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, and Mathematics. The Phillips believes that art and material culture can enrich the experiences of all the different departments found on campus.
A Chance to Explore the Museum Profession
Through internships and work study, students can explore what it means to be a museum professional and gain valuable hands-on experience. Approximately twenty F&M student employees are part of the Phillips team and act as museum attendants and aides. The museum also offers select internships to students from local colleges and is exploring the possibilities of beginning a new internship for credit program that would give F&M students a more in-depth experience.
A Learning Community
The Phillips Museum is a bridge to informal learning that spans both the campus and the wider community by offering exhibitions that explore and illuminate our common experience through images and objects. Recent programs include a paint night, story slam, bookmaking workshop, terrarium workshop, series of mini lunch hour tours, and artists talks. Admission and the majority of these programs are free and open to all. We hope that you will visit us soon!
Faculty from across the curriculum extend the walls of their classroom, using the museum as a place for experiential learning. Faculty from American Studies, Art History, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Dance, English Literature, Film and Media Studies, German Studies, and Studio Art teach from the museum's collection and exhibitions....Read More
The museum and its collections serve as a laboratory for students from across the curriculum to engage in original undergraduate research culminating in research papers, exhibitions, digital projects and public lectures. The museum staff works closely with students and their academic advisors to develop independent studies and internships for...Read More