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, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, 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!



opening reception

Public Lecture with Ron Boehmer

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 3 pm
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Frances Niederer Auditorium

Opening Reception:

Views of Tinker Mountain by Ron Boehmer

and Hélion Highlights: Selections from the Blair Family Gift

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 4-5 pm
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
First Floor Lobby


lenny lyons bruno

Memory Keeper: Found Object Workshop with Lenny Lyons Bruno

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9 am - 4 pm
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Studio Classroom 307
$25. Fee includes lunch and all materials.
Workshop is limited to 15 people. Advance registration is required: please call (540)362-6081 or email

What inspires creativity?
This one-day workshop with exhibiting artist Lenny Lyons Bruno will bring together different materials, subconsciously connecting one element to another to create a narrative reflective of one’s own life journey. Participants will assemble a 3-dimensional work of art: a "memory keeper" that will remind us that our personal relationship to objects carries heavily within it deep meanings and associations. Participants are encouraged to bring items with personal meaning with them to include in their assemblage. Image: Lenny Lyons Bruno,Why Me. Mixed media. Courtesy of the artist.






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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