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The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University


Upcoming Exhibitions

Robert Sulkin: A Retrospective
January 16 - March 29, 2020

This exhibition presents over 100 works selected from over 40 years (1973-2019) of photography-making by Robert Sulkin. His work has spanned the history of photography technology in the 20th and 21st centuries from glass lantern slides to Photoshop. A member of the Hollins University faculty since 1980, Sulkin is an award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in more than 100 solo and group exhibitions including the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA. Sulkin states: “In the broadest sense, my work deals with the futility of the individual attempting to cope in a technology driven world spinning out of control. As such, it is a personal response to a world that controls me more and more even as I understand its workings less and less.” This exhibit and its related programs are sponsored in part by the City of Roanoke through the Roanoke Arts Commission.

Jeff Schmuki: 2020 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence
January 30 - April 26, 2020

Jeff Schmuki, MFA, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, is a professor of ceramics in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art and an affiliate faculty member of Georgia Southern University's Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education. Schmuki believes art has the potential to alter perceptions, foster dialogue, and inspire social change. Intriguied by the ubiquitous novelty of the ceramic Chia Pet figurine, he combines ceramic materials, living plants, repurposed commercial products, and sustainable power systems to create artwork. His off-grid garden machines, botanic enhancements, and portable fields often broadcast live sounds and make use of public space in the hope of reconnecting nature to everyday life.
Established by an anonymous donor in 1997, the endowed Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence program allows the University to bring a nationally recognized artist to campus each academic year. In residence during the spring semester, the visiting artist creates work in a campus studio and teaches an art seminar open to all students.


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