McNeil Program

The McNeil Program for Studies in American Art promotes scholarship in American art and architecture at Wellesley College through a broad range of curricular and extracurricular initiatives.

The program supports lectures, panel discussions, film series, museum and site visits, faculty and student projects, and student internships. McNeil Programs typically relate closely to one or more of the program’s themes: Arts of the Americas; New England Arts & Architecture; and American Art in a Global Context. 

Students with an interest in developing or participating in programs related to any of these themes should contact: Alice T. Friedman, Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art or Martha J. McNamara, Director New England Arts & Architecture Program. Students interested in summer or in-term internships at museums, historical societies, or other art and architecture related nonprofit organizations in the New England area should contact Professor McNamara.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the various majors and programs:


Art Department
Jacqueline Marie Musacchio
Department Chair

Art History
Rebecca Bedell
Advisor & Transfer Credit Requests

Studio Art
Carlos Dorrien
Studio Director

Alice Friedman
Martha McNamara (Art History)
Andy Mowbray (Studio Art)

Media Arts and Sciences
David Kelley (Studio Art)

Art Dept Office Staff
Lisa Priest x2042
Debra Carbarnes x2043

Mailing Address
Department of Art
Jewett Art Center
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel: 781.283.2042
fax: 781.283.3647