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Kathleen Nolan
Professor, Chair, Art
(540) 362-6376

Hollins University
P.O. Box 9583
Roanoke, VA 24020

The Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

The Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center centralizes into one dynamic building Hollins' already strong programs in studio art, art history, film, and photography. The visual arts center also houses the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum.

Opened in 2004, the center is one of the best of its kind for both the study of art history and studio practice. With 60,000 square-feet of space, the building offers beautiful, light-filled studio spaces for painting, drawing, and printmaking; spacious areas for sculpture and ceramics; and a complete photography area that supports traditional and digital approaches. Art history seminars and classes are taught in modern spaces supported by state-of-the-art technology and an auditorium hosts special lectures and films. Art majors also benefit from private study areas and seniors enjoy private studio spaces.