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The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University


Current Exhibitions

Eric Fitzpatrick: Southern Culture Series
July 12 – September 23, 2018

Born and raised in Roanoke, artist Eric Fitzpatrick is beloved in Southwest Virginia, known for his paintings of landmark buildings, local hangouts, area musicians, street scenes and area personalities. Fitzpatrick has worked as a full-time professional artist for over 35 years. He earned his BA at Virginia Tech, studied painting at the University of Georgia, and completed two fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His work is in private, corporate, and museum collections throughout the U.S. and worldwide.

Fascinated by the way Southerners are taught to view their past, Fitzpatrick turns his characteristic style to exploring those defining stereotypes in his Southern Culture Series. Bordering on caricature, this work exaggerates these stereotypes, forcing the viewer to confront their own (often unconscious) cultural assumptions.

eric fitzpatrick flat footin

Eric Fitzpatrick, Flat Footin', 2006, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Mike Wilson, Bohemian Robot Photography.



Images of Social Justice from the Segura Arts Studio
September 13 – December 9, 2018

This exhibition, on loan from the Segura Arts Studio, features prints by artists whose work emphasizes social justice. Through artists including Enrique Chagoya, Vincent Valdez, Maria Tomasula, Faith Ringgold, Sue Coe, Claudia Bernardi, Carrie Mae Weems, and others, museum visitors will find new outlooks from underrepresented cultural groups on racism, politics, oppression, and environmental concerns. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the City of Roanoke through the Roanoke Arts Commission.

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Claudia Bernardi, Palabras de Arena (Words of Sand), 2013. Color intaglio, ed. of 60.



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