Teaching and Learning

The Loeb welcomes faculty and students from across disciplines to use the museum’s collection in their research and coursework. Loeb staff are available to help with object requests, planning a class session, or devising other projects using the collection.


To arrange a self-guided class in the galleries, please contact Amanda Potter, Putnam Assistant Director of Learning and Community Engagement.


The Loeb’s Classroom is available on a limited basis for museum visits. It can accommodate a class of up to twenty people. To request works of art not currently on view for use with a class, please fill out this form.

Project Gallery

The Project Gallery is an uncurated, shared space where objects requested by faculty are exhibited for the benefit of student inquiry and research. Because space in the project gallery is limited, two months of advance notice is highly recommended. We can sometimes work within a shorter time frame, but not all such requests can be accommodated. A typical request is 3–5 objects, but we make every effort to accommodate more if needed. To request an object, please fill out this form.

Collection Research

Please search our online collection database to find works of art on or off view. Images of most works in the collection are available for teaching on the museum’s collection database.

Appointments to view specific object record files in the records room at the Loeb may be scheduled by contacting the records room. In your request be sure to include the object accession number, artist, and title for the work(s) you are interested in.

Rights and Reproduction

For permission to reproduce images of artworks from the collection, please download and review our Image Use and Access Policy document.

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