College partners

As a part of Institutional Membership, college partners receive benefits and collaborative learning opportunities. These partnerships have provided opportunities for a diverse range of collaborations that benefit the Museum’s visitors, students, and faculty, and the city as a whole. These collaborations include: the development and presentation of exhibitions, often with companion installations that feature work by students; courses at schools that make use of the Museum’s galleries and artworks to encourage exploration of new ideas, histories, or cultures; and internships that provide opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in the museum field.

Partner benefits

Free admission

Free general admission to Museum galleries for students, faculty, and staff (excludes select special events).

Museum tours

Free docent-led tours for all students, faculty and staff during open gallery hours.

Classes and rental

A 10% discount on studio art classes and up to a 20% discount on facility rentals for institutional events.

Exhibitions and special events

Discounted admission on special events (such as exhibition openings and Flora in Winter).

Teaching resources

Access to the Museum’s Learning and Engagement department, the largest art history library in Central Massachusetts, and the online collections database.


The Museum offers many opportunities to collaborate on projects for faculty and students.

Want to collaborate with us?
To learn more, contact Olivia Stone at