Educational Programs and Partnerships at the HMA
The Museum consists of The Burt Chernow Galleries and a vast collection of works of varied mediums and styles that are displayed throughout the College. This provides a colorful and stimulating landscape and learning environment for our HCC students as well as visiting students from area schools.
HMA has partnered with businesses and other institutions to provide meaningful educational experiences through art, art appreciation, and the role of art in our society.
Students from area schools involved in the Werth Family Foundation Student Docent Program program attend training sessions with an art educator to learn about the HMA collection and how to encourage their peers to think about art as they view the collection...
A Handbook for Educators: Using the HMA collection as a resource in the instruction of writing, helping students to develop creative and critical thinking skills. This book is available as a PDF file and requires Acrobat Reader.
Enter the Education Web Site that was developed as a supplement to the ANSEL ADAMS: Classic Images exhibit.
HMA offers lectures that coincide with gallery exhibitions...
Below you can see Housatonic Community College students explore objects from the collection and engage in discussion with museum director Robbin Zella. All academic disciplines have been involved in some way or another with the Museum in their curriculum. The art department is particularly involved and each year there is a student art show at the end of spring semester.