The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University


Current Exhibitions

Downloads: Fall 2015 poster (PDF)

2016 Senior Majors Exhibition
May 10–22, 2016

This exhibition features the work of members of the Hollins University class of 2016 majoring in studio art: Georgina Alice, ASH, Gabrielle Heard, Rebecca L. Johnson, Cheyenne Lee, Anna Robertson, MaKayla Songer, Shannon Nicole Ulmer, and Ashley Woodward. The exhibition is the final requirement for art students earning their Bachelor of Arts at Hollins, and is the capstone experience of their yearlong senior project.

hollins university art

Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Hollins University


Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Student-Curated Exhibition

May 10 – June 9, 2016

Using selected works from the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum’s permanent collection, student curators put theory into practice in this exhibition - the culmination of the spring class titled, “Behind the Scenes: Principles and Practice.”

As part of the class, students collaborate and share responsibilities for conceptualizing, researching, designing, interpreting, and installing a cohesive exhibition.  Participants bring a variety of backgrounds and experience to the class, pursuing various disciplines including art history, mathematics, and studio art.

Co-instructors areDr. Kathleen Nolan, Professor of Art History and Jenine Culligan, Director, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum.
behind the scenes

a peek beind the scenes


Women Working with Clay Symposium Exhibition
May 12 – June 16, 2016

In conjunction with Hollins University’s Women Working With Clay Symposium, the Wilson Museum presents an exhibition of work by the program’s director, Donna Polseno; presenters Syd Carpenter, Michelle Erickson, Liz Quackenbush, and Tara Wilson; and featured speaker Silvie Granatelli. This symposium emphasizes the creative process from every level. At the same time, it looks at the particular aspects and points of view that may be unique to women working in clay.

Donna Polseno

Donna Polseno, Seeing My Other Side, 2009. Earthenware. Courtesy of the artist.


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