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The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum


Upcoming Programs

All events are free and open to the public, but some may require reservations. Please contact Laura Jane Ramsburg at 540-362-6081 or


kids make art


Saturday, March 7, April 4, May 2, 1-3 pm
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum & Studio Classroom

KIDS MAKE ART is a once per month first Saturday program offering opportunities for the whole family to connect with an art museum and respond creatively! By turning a viewing experience into a time for hands-on participation, children of all ages can enhance their observation skills and use their total brain, all while having fun working on a project with their parents, guardians, and peers! Local artist and educator Polly Branch designs and leads educational activities to bring you and your family together. Each fun afternoon of activities begins at 1:00pm. KIDS MAKE ART is free and for the whole family. Registration not required. Children require parent/guardian supervision at all times, and we encourage everyone to take part in the activities – adults and children alike! KIDS MAKE ART is funded in part by the City of Roanoke through the Roanoke Arts Commission.


wendy and jeff

Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki: Artists' Lecture

Monday, March 9, 6 pm
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Reception to follow in the VAC 1st floor hallway

Artists Wendy DesChene (Canada) and Jeff Schmuki (USA) began working together as PlantBot Genetics in 2009. Both were raised with strong connections to the land around them and each has prior experience and awards as solo artists. PlantBot Genetics has exhibited and/or completed projects at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the Pulitzer Foundation for Art in St Louis, Missouri; and the Goethe Institute of Cairo, Egypt. In 2010, a significant contribution to their body of work was produced at the American Academy in Rome as visiting artists. Recent exhibitions include Foodture at the Elaine L Jacob Gallery of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan; PlantBot Genetics: a Critical Contact Exhibition Series at the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center in Takoma Park, Maryland; and artist lectures and studio visits at Long Island University in Brookville, New York. In this lecture, DesChene and Schmuki will discuss their work in conjunction with their exhibition on display in the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum.


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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