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 LRamsburg@hollins.edu.

 

 

kids make art

KIDS MAKE ART

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1-3 pm
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum & Studio Classroom 307

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

Masked! Mocktails @ The Museum

A Family Weekend Event for Students and their Families

Friday, October 28, 2016, 4-5 pm
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum & First Floor Lobby

Hollins University students and their families are invited to a “mocktail hour” on Friday, October 28, from 4:00-5:00PM in the first floor lobby of the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center. Come view the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum’s exhibition Between Art and Science: Maria Sibylla Merian, and then enjoy a refreshing mocktail beverage, provided by Meriwether-Godsey catering. Participants are encouraged to dress in “mocktail attire” and create their own butterfly-themed masks after inspiration from Maria Sibylla Merian’s artwork!

 

 

kids make art

Lecture: "Art and Ecology in the 17th Century: Work by Maria Sibylla Merian"

Thursday, November 3, 2016 6pm
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Frances Niederer Auditorium

The Renaissance heralded changes in Western art and science that reflected a shift in how nature was observed and recorded. Artists portrayed plants and animals with increased fidelity to nature, and natural philosophers began to replace myths with scientific explanations of the natural world. This process relied on direct and careful observation, and often artist became naturalist, or naturalist, artist. Maria Sibylla Merian was the quintessential artist-naturalist; she studied the metamorphosis of butterflies and moths for more than five decades and beginning in 1679 published four beautifully illustrated books. Hers were the first images to portray ecologically related plants and animals together, and influenced a host of naturalists and artists who followed her. Merian's stunning and naturalistic images worked hand in hand with her text to describe the behavior and ecology of insects in a new way, changing the course of natural history.

This lecture by Dr. Kay Etheridge is sponsored by the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University and the Hollins University Department of Art and Art History. Kay Etheridge is Professor of Biology at Gettysburg College. Between Art and Science: Maria Sibylla Merian is on view in the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum September 15 through December 11, 2016.

 

 

kids make art

KIDS MAKE ART

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 1-3 pm
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum & Studio Classroom 307

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

Public Opening Reception: Re-Righting History: Contemporary Artists Look at Race and Ethnic Identity and Lenny Lyons Bruno: Coal Camp Series

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3-5 pm
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum & First Floor Lobby

Please join the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum on Sunday, November 13, 2016 for a public reception celebrating two exhibitions opening in November: Re-Righting History: Contemporary Artists Look at Race and Ethnic Identity and Lenny Lyons Bruno: Coal Camp Series. Light refreshments will be available. The museum is open 12:00-5:00pm. Admission to the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum is always free and open to the public. Image: Lenny Lyons Bruno, Fold Inward. Mixed media painting. Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

 

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