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Wilson Museum Shares Works from the Largest Gift in its History

Wilson Museum Shares Works from the Largest Gift in its History

In May 2016, the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University received the largest gift in its history, a collection of preliminary paintings, drawings, and prints by noted French modernist Jean Hélion. Beginning February 2, the museum will display 40 of these works, most of which have never been seen before by the public.

Wilson Museum Presents “Views of Tinker Mountain by Ron Boehmer”

Wilson Museum Presents “Views of Tinker Mountain by Ron Boehmer”

In celebration of Hollins’ 175th anniversary, the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum is featuring “Views of Tinker Mountain by Ron Boehmer” in the Ballator-Thompson Gallery, January 12 through April 30.

Wilson Museum Expands Hours

Wilson Museum Expands Hours

The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University is adding Thursday evening and Sunday hours beginning September 1.

Robert Kushner Exhibition Highlights Summer at the Wilson Museum

Robert Kushner Exhibition Highlights Summer at the Wilson Museum

Through September 12, Hollins’ Eleanor D. Wilson Museum is featuring the work of one of the founders of the pattern and decoration movement in painting.

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum Welcomes New Director

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum Welcomes New Director

Hollins University’s Wilson Museum has named Jenine Culligan, senior curator at the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, West Virginia, as its new director. She begins her duties May 4.

R. H. W. Dillard, Wilson Museum Honored by Arts Council of the Blue Ridge

R. H. W. Dillard, Wilson Museum Honored by Arts Council of the Blue Ridge

Dillard (pictured) has been presented the 2012 Perry F. Kendig Award for Outstanding Literary Artist, while the Wilson Museum received this year’s Kendig Award for Outstanding Arts & Cultural Organization.

Wilson Museum Receives Major Gift from the Andy Warhol Foundation

Wilson Museum Receives Major Gift from the Andy Warhol Foundation

The gift from the foundation’s Photographic Legacy Program includes many of Warhol’s original Polaroids as well as silver gelatin prints documenting his life and its inhabitants.