This fall, Hollins University begins a yearlong celebration of the institution’s 175th anniversary. The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum contributes to the celebration with an exciting schedule of exhibitions, lectures, and workshops. We hope you will take advantage of all we have to offer.
The celebration is off to a great start with two exhibits presenting artists exploring their world. The SECAC 2016 Juried Exhibition presents a fascinating array of works in a variety of styles and media by faculty from around the southeast and beyond. Between Art and Science: Maria Sibylla Merian presents a rare opportunity to view original watercolors, counterproofs and hand-colored engravings by this pioneering artist/scientist working in the mid-to-late 17th century and early 18th century. Re-Righting History: Contemporary Artists Look at Race and Ethnic Identity pulls together works by artists revisiting the past and exploring history from a different point of view. Lenny Lyons Bruno: Coal Camp Series shares the artist’s early memories of growing up in a West Virginia coal camp in the late 1940s. Large-scale paintings and sculptures of found objects become repositories of intimately personal and family history, objects of desire and derision, conflicted diaries of love and animosity, and of self-exploration and forgiveness.
KIDS MAKE ART continues to offer fun, art, and movement adventures the first Saturday of each month. Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with all the latest exhibitions and programs. The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum is always FREE and always CHANGING! We hope to see you soon!
Jenine Culligan, Director