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The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum

The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum

Welcome back for the fall semester at Hollins University! Over the summer, the galleries were filled clay sculptures and functional items created by women working with clay, M.F.A. dance thesis installations and performances, children’s book illustrations by Ruth Sanderson and Shadra Strickland, and painting depicting Southern Culture as seen through the eyes of Roanoke artist Eric Fitzpatrick. Be sure to join us for the closing CONVO discussion of Eric’s exhibition on September 23, 7-9 pm.

Thought-provoking and visually stunning exhibits and programs will take place throughout the fall as we explore Images of Social Justice from the Segura Arts Studio, which features artist prints by 17 underrepresented artists whose work calls out human, animal and land rights issues. Also on view will be three large-scale pieced wood sculptures by Christian Benefiel – installed with students’ assistance between October 1-3. Please contact us to sign up to help build these sculptures.

Also join us for a fun new program we’re calling Museum MakerSpace Pop-ups – three Thursday evenings, one each month. Led by three talented staff members of Hollins University, each evening promises to be full of fun learning the hands-on techniques of crochet, quilting, and origami. More information on these and other museum happenings on the museum’s website and Facebook page.

We hope to see you in the museum often!

Jenine Culligan
Laura Jane Ramsburg
Michelle VanVliet
Janet Carty

Hollins University
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University
Box 9679 : 8009 Fishburn Drive : Roanoke, VA 24020
(540) 362-6532 •
Tues-Sun: 12-5 pm
Thurs: 12-8 pm
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