The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University


Upcoming Exhibitions

Ron Boehmer: Views of Tinker Mountain
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 Mountain. Commissioned in 1990 by Charlotte (Kelley '68) and Bittle Porterfield in memory of Charlotte's father, the painting has been on view in Main Building on Hollins' campus since 1991. The eleven 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 Mountain, 1990. Oil on canvas. Gift of Charlotte (Kelley '68) and Bittle Porterfield. Courtesy of Hollins University.



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