The Cage

The Cage: pink cart with speaker in PNW Cage with banners, disco ball, party lights

pink cart with speaker in PNW Cage with banners, disco ball, party lights

Located in room PNW 310A (Pendleton West, 3rd floor), the Art Cage sells exclusive art papers for painting, drawing, and printmaking classes, and provides temporary checkout of photo, video, and new media equipment to all Wellesley students enrolled in a photo, video, or media-related class. Open hours and the current rules and regulations are posted below. All checkouts, renewals, and reservations must only be conducted in-person during hours of operation. The Art Cage is closed on holidays as well as the winter, spring, and summer breaks.

Students enrolled in general visual art classes can have limited access to select equipment, too, so talk to your adviser. Contact William Van Beckum (wvanbeck x3540) for any additional questions.

Art Cage Rules and Regulations:

--The equipment in this collection is only for students enrolled in Photo, Video, Media, & Music courses within the departments of Art, Music, and Cinema & Media Studies.
--Equipment maintained and loaned by the Equipment Cage is in high demand. Loans are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Advance reservations are highly recommended to ensure that you have access to the equipment on the dates you need it. 
--Equipment can be reserved by visiting the Art Cage during our hours of operation, or online at Please note that you need to fill out a liability form in person before online reservations can be made. 
We are happy to provide training on any of our equipment. Email if you would like to schedule training.
--Please allow for 5-10 minutes when equipment is checked out and returned. Bring your Wellesley College ID with you when you come to pick up equipment as we need to confirm your identity as part of the checkout process. 
--Equipment is subject to late fees ($5 per day per item, and repair/replacement fines.)
--You can pick the equipment up at the Art Cage at any point during our operating hours posted on our website and on the door.
--The borrowing period depends on the type of equipment. The majority of equipment circulates for 3 days at a time.
--Specialized advanced audio & video equipment may require authorization by a faculty member.
--You may be able to extend the length of your existing equipment reservation by requesting a renewal the day before it is due. Renewals may only be requested in person. If the equipment is not available for renewal, it must be returned on the original due date or you will be blocked from borrowing all art & library items.
--Please note to back-up data before returning equipment with memory. The Equipment Cage is not responsible for any data lost while using these items.