The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University


Current Exhibitions

Downloads: Fall 2014 - Summer 2015 poster (PDF)

Nancy Dahlstrom: Luminous Spirit
December 8, 2014 - February 21, 2015

The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum is pleased to present Nancy Dahlstrom: Luminous Spirit, a major exhibition showcasing a wide variety of recent and older works by Hollins professor emerita Nancy Dahlstrom. Whether printmaking, drawing, or painting, Dahlstrom creates art that celebrates the vitality and spirit present in the natural world. An avid gardener, she finds inspiration for her detailed and intricate images in the many gardens that surround her home and studio in Fincastle, Virginia. Her extensive travels have taken her to France, Norway, Scotland, Greece, Malaysia, and along the length of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. In 1995, she spent time in Kyoto, Japan, drawing and photographing the city’s Zen gardens. Upon returning to her studio, she created Fuzei: A Breeze of Feeling, a series of monotypes celebrating the beauty and quiet energy of the spaces she visited.

Dahlstrom was professor of art at Hollins from 1973 - 2013, and holds a B.F.A. from SUNY at Buffalo and an M.F.A. in printmaking from Ohio University. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad. The recipient of many awards, she was honored in 2011 by the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge, Roanoke, Virginia, with the Perry F. Kendig Award for Outstanding Visual Artist, for her contributions to the local arts community.

Nancy Dahlstrom
Nancy Dahlstrom, Golden Iris, 2014. Oil on board. Courtesy of the artist.


Recent Acquisitions
January 15 - April 25, 2015

The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum’s permanent and teaching collections include artwork in a wide variety of styles and media. This exhibition features holdings acquired in 2012-2014, including large-scale prints by Andy Warhol, a delicate egg tempera painting by Roanoke-based artist Susan Jamison, a portfolio of prints based on online source material, and a painting by Garo Antreasian given by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. We are pleased to share the museum’s growing collection with the community.

Garo Antreasian
Garo Antreasian, The Message, 2007. Acrylic on wood. Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, 2014.001. Gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York;
Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons Fund, 2013.


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