Incorporating original works of art into university curriculum and research is central to the Picker Art Gallery's mission. We encourage faculty and students to use our collection for teaching and research. Dana 305, our study room, accommodates up to 25 people and is equipped with a range of digital technology.
PreK-12 Students and Community Learners
The Picker Art Gallery's Schools and Community Outreach program strives to make works of art accessible to all, including preK-12 students, community learners, and people with dementia. Visitors' own responses to art are the starting point for rich interactions with our docents (gallery teachers,) whose innovative approaches encourage life-long art appreciation. For more information, please contact educator Melissa Davies, firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-228-7447
Colgate University students can become involved with the Picker Art Gallery as gallery teachers, gallery attendants, interns, and assistants. Students may gain experience in all aspects of museum work, including collections management, curatorial practice, exhibition design/installation, education, communications, and administration. For more information about these opportunities, please contact Picker Art Gallery at 315-228-6303.
Our docents are making the most of learning through teaching. They enjoy highly gratifying volunteer work involving planning and facilitating school and community visits. Our docent team is open to community members. Initial, intensive training occurs in the fall semester; regular meetings continue through the year. For more information, please contact Picker Art Gallery at 315-228-6303.