Virtual Exhibit Considers Hollins’ History of Enslavement
“Unveiling the Past: Reckoning with Our History of Enslavement at Hollins” is based on archival research conducted by students in the Cultural Property, Rights, and Museums course. The class collaborated with Hollins’ Eleanor D. Wilson Museum and Wyndham Robertson Library as well as members of the university’s Working Group on Slavery and Its Legacies.
Wilson Museum Announces Temporary Closure
All museum events and programs are cancelled through at least the week concluding Friday, April 10.
Wilson Museum Showcases Photography of Professor Emeritus Robert Sulkin
Robert Sulkin: Photographs 1973-2019, which is on display January 16 – March 29, is a retrospective exhibition highlighting the work of the award-winning photographer who joined the Hollins faculty in 1980 and retired at the end of the 2018-19 academic year.
Wilson Museum Presents “Ben Hatke: Nobody Likes a Goblin” Through Sept. 15
The exhibition features 40 original watercolors from the children’s book of the same title along with original artwork from his books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures, Little Robot, Mighty Jack, and the New York Times bestseller Zita the Spacegirl.
Wilson Museum Exhibition Inspired by the Ideas of Immigrants and “Otherness”
Award-winning author and illustrator Mary Jane Begin deconstructs the creative process and shares the development of two book projects in the exhibition “Mapping the Imagination,” which will be on display June 28 – September 9. Begin will become chair of Hollins’ M.F.A. summer program in children’s book writing and illustrating on July 1.
Gift To Wilson Museum’s Permanent Collection Honors Hollins Staff Member
Alex Trower ’86, chair of the Hollins University Board of Trustees, announced that the two works of art would “honor the wonderful work and deep commitment of our own Brook Dickson.” Dickson, who serves as executive assistant to the president and secretary for the Board of Trustees, is retiring from Hollins on June 30.
Wilson Museum Presents “20th Century Photographs from the Rugaber Collection,” Feb. 21 – April 28
Loaned to the museum by Walter and Sally Rugaber, the collection includes historic landscape, architectural, and portrait photography. Many of the images are iconic.
Wilson Museum’s New Exhibition Showcases 2019 Artist-In-Residence
Diane Edison focuses on portraiture with an emphasis on the autobiographical. Her images are thematically narrative in presentation and psychological in nature.
Wilson Museum to Highlight “Images of Social Justice”
“Images of Social Justice from the Segura Arts Studio,” which is on display at the Wilson Museum from September 13 through December 9, features 37 prints created by 17 visiting artists who in their own style tackle either human, animal, or land rights issues.
Wilson Museum Celebrates the Work of Roanoke Artist Eric Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick, one of southwest Virginia’s most beloved artists, is renowned for his paintings of landmark buildings, local hangouts, street scenes. and area musicians and personalities.
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