The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum invites you to the campus of Hollins University!
We are here for you: open to the public every day (except Mondays) and always free. Each year the museum presents 10-15 exhibitions, bringing you an ever-changing schedule of inspiring and thought-provoking art viewing opportunities featuring international, national, and regional artists. We invite you to visit our exhibitions, take advantage of our programs, and get to know the museum’s permanent collection.
First and foremost, we are a teaching museum. Interpreting art to our visitors is one of our main objectives, as is offering an authentic art viewing experience for our visitors, from traditional realist paintings to cutting-edge art installations. Our programs are planned for students of all ages, and everyone with an interest in art. Please like us on Facebook, check out our website, and join our mailing list community to keep up with all of our exciting offerings.
· 10-15 curated exhibitions each year, always free and open to the public
· Art in all media (painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, video, and installations) by international, national and regional artists, Artists-in-Residence, Hollins University art faculty, and senior studio art majors
· Include exhibitions curated from the permanent collection; traveling exhibitions; museum-organized solo, group, and juried exhibitions; and site-specific installations
· Free public lectures by artists and field professionals
· Public opening receptions
· Free and low-cost workshops in a variety of media
· Free monthly program KIDS MAKE ART for children and families
· Permanent collection of 1,500 objects, ranging from ancient to contemporary
· Expanding Artist-in-Residency Teaching collection
· Teaching and maintaining standard museum practices in a state-of-the-art facility built in 2004
The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum’s fundraising is project-driven and we rely on your support to continue to offer exceptional exhibitions and educational opportunities to the Roanoke Valley.
Image: Jan Baltzell, 01-15, 2001. Oil on Mylar. Courtesy of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, 2006.004.