Class Visits

The Mead’s education staff is committed to providing faculty and students—including those with no previous experience with art or art museums—with access to the intellectual rewards of close visual analysis. Multiple studies on the value of the visual arts in education have shown that careful examination of a single or a small group of art objects enhances critical observation and develops reasoning capabilities, vital elements in a liberal arts education.

Cecelia (Keffie) Feldman, Acting Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs, is available to help you identify promising opportunities for museum class visits in your course syllabus; select relevant works of art to view; direct you to appropriate resources; and reserve the museum’s study room for your class.

Contact Keffie Feldman at or (413) 542-8229.