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The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University

 
Girolamo Da Santacroce, The Annunciation
 
  • Girolamo Da Santacroce, The Annunciation
    Girolamo Da Santacroce, The Annunciation (detail), ca. 17th century. Oil on canvas with gesso and gold leaf. Courtesy of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, 2005.164.
  • Betty Branch, Gaia
    Betty Branch, Gaia, 1987. Carrara marble. Gift of the artist. Courtesy of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum 2010.006.
  • Jean Hélion, Fille au Mannequin
    Jean Hélion, Fille au Mannequin (detail), ca. 1955. Artist’s edition lithograph. Gift of Louis Blair in honor of Bill White. Courtesy of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum 2010.009.
  • Fiona Ross, Self-Portrait #1
    Fiona Ross, Self-Portrait #1 (detail), 2009. Sumi ink on Shiramine paper. Gift of the artist. Courtesy of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, 2011.034.
  • Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled
    Carrie Mae Weems, Re-Enactment of the Jefferson-Hemings Affair from the Jefferson Suite (detail), ca. 2001. Photograph. Gift of Sally Nelson ’49. Courtesy of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, 2007.010.
  • Andy Warhol, Maria Shriver
    Andy Warhol, Maria Shriver (detail), 1986. Polacolor ER. Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Collection of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, 2011.020.008.

 

The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum houses a diverse collection of artwork by well-known artists working in a variety of media. Paintings, photographs, and works on paper acquired by generations of Hollins University art professors and alumnae form the basis of our collection. Now, the museum actively collects work by internationally recognized artists working today. With more than 1500 art objects and a growing archive, the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum’s collection is an important cultural and educational resource for the university and the greater southwestern Virginia community.

Thanks to the Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence program, the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum also has a growing collection of works documenting participating residency artists, which provides an important cross section of contemporary art being made in the last years of the twentieth century and into the early decades of the twenty-first. This program, which started in 1997, brings a nationally recognized artist to campus each spring. The artist creates work, teaches a seminar open to all students, delivers a public lecture in conjunction with their solo exhibition, and donates an artwork to the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum. A selection of these works are available for viewing online.

To schedule an appointment to view work from the collection for scholarly research, please email Laura Jane Ramsburg at lramsburg@hollins.edu.

 

 

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Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University
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