The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University


Current Exhibitions

Views of Tinker Mountain by Ron Boehmer
January 12 – April 30, 2017

In conjunction with the 175th anniversary celebration of the founding of Hollins University, this exhibition presents eleven studies for the oil painting by Ron Boehmer, Tinker Creek. Commissioned in 1990, the painting has been on view in Main Building on Hollins' campus since 1991. The studies donated by the artist to the University, and now part of the permanent collection of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, are being displayed for the first time. Each a beautiful work of art, these studies show the artist's working method and include graphite and ink sketches, ink wash, and oil pastel studies. They will be exhibited alongside the finished painting. Lynchburg-based artist Ron Boehmer is co-founder of Beverly Street Studio School in Staunton, Virginia, where he teaches drawing and painting classes and workshops, specializing in plein air painting.

Ron Boehmer

Ron Boehmer, Tinker Creek, 1990. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of Hollins University.


2017 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence:
Susan Lichtman
March 9 – May 9, 2017
Susan Lichtman works from direct observation to create large-scale paintings. Her renderings of interior spaces suggest a domestic narrative; she is influenced not only by Johannes Vermeer and Pierre Bonnard, but by cinematography and fiction. Lichtman lives and works in southeastern Massachusetts and is an Associate Professor of Painting at Brandeis University. The Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence program allows Hollins University to bring a nationally recognized artist to campus every year.  While in residence, the artist creates work in a campus studio and teaches an art seminar open to all students. During their time at Hollins University, the Artist-in-Residence is a vital part of the campus and greater Roanoke community.
Susan Lichtman

Susan Lichtman, Under Grapes, 2016. Oil on linen. Courtesy of the artist.


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