The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University is adding new open gallery hours to better serve the Hollins campus and the Roanoke community.
Beginning September 1, the museum will be open to the public from noon until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with extended evening hours every Thursday until 8 p.m.
“Establishing evening hours once a week means that we will be open beyond the average student class schedule, and thus more students will be able to take advantage of exhibitions and curriculum connections,” explained Wilson Museum Director Jenine Culligan. She noted that evening hours will incorporate additional educational programming and activities for students as well as the community.
“Sunday gallery hours will appeal to both students and public viewers and create more accessibility for off-campus patrons,” Culligan added.
The museum will remain closed on Mondays and university breaks.
The Wilson Museum features the work of renowned, emerging, and regional artists. It presents exhibitions in a wide variety of media and genres, including selected exhibitions from the permanent collection. Through this programming, the museum provides a forum for art through viewing, dialogue, and an understanding of the creative process. Located on the first floor of the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, the museum is a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facility with three interconnected galleries totaling approximately 4,000 square feet of exhibition space.