Through problem-based learning and collaboration, LUAG’s Museum and Curatorial Studies curriculum prepares students to be well-informed consumers of visual culture in the broadest sense. LUAG addresses visual literacy through a variety of courses offered by the Department of Art│ Architecture│Design and taught by the LUAG Director/Curator with assistance from the LUAG staff and faculty from across the disciplines. Here, formal classroom study of Museology (theory) and Museography (practice) are enriched by direct observation of works of art and behind-the-scenes exploration of a working museum operation. Students from a variety of majors advance from the introductory level to more complex and self-directed study involving research, program planning, exhibition design, curatorial issues, collections management, the business of art, and museum education. In addition, LUAG collaborates with students and faculty from other colleges, academic departments and members of the community-at-large who wish to use the teaching collection for research and classroom instruction.