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.
has partnered with businesses and other institutions to provide meaningful
educational experiences through art, art appreciation, and the role
of art in our society.
Werth Family Foundation Student Docent Program
Students from area schools involved in the
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
Handbook for Educators: Using the HMA collection as
a resource in the instruction of writing, helping students
creative and critical
thinking skills. This book is available as a PDF file and
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
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Students are responsible for complying with policies and procedures contained
in the official College Catalog.