The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum is committed to serving the arts and fostering creativity and collaboration across the Hollins campus. In response to the shifting paradigm of art making, the museum is partnering with Hollins’ M.F.A. in dance program to host a series of graduate dance theses in our Main Gallery. As the dancers enter into dialogue with the history of museums as archival spaces, museums acknowledge the melding of live dance and visual or performance art. Please check our Facebook page for updates on performance dates and times.
One of the founders of the pattern and decoration movement in painting, Robert Kushner combines organic elements with abstracted geometric forms to create works that celebrate surface. He has said, “I never get tired of pursuing new ideas in the realm of ornamentation… Decoration has always had its own agenda, the sincere and unabashed offering of pleasure and solace.” The paintings in this exhibition are on loan from DC Moore Gallery, New York.