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Artists in Conversation: Renée Stout and Karen Hampton Engage with Hamilton

The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art welcomed visiting artists Renée Stout and Karen Hampton on Nov. 4 for Artists in Conversation, a panel discussion about their exhibitions currently on view. Hamilton faculty, students and community members  gathered in The Overlook classroom— and there was not an empty seat in the house.  More ...

Karen Hampton's <em>under a shade tree</em>, 2010. Silk organza, linen, pigment dye, and hand-stitching. 24¾ × 30¼ in. (62.9 × 76.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist.
Exhibiting Artists to Discuss Their Work

Contemporary artist Renée Stout and textile artist Karen Hampton will present a lecture focusing on their creative process and artwork currently on display at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 4:15 p.m., in the Wellin Museum overlook on Hamilton’s campus. The lecture, part of the Wellin’s Artists in Conversation series, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Spirits Cry, 2000. Image transfer on hand-woven linen, Amoco non-woven geotextile thread, and indigo dye. 36¼ × 49 3/8 in. (92.1 × 125.4 cm). Courtesy of the artist.
Two Exhibitions Open at Wellin Museum

Two exhibitions saturated with historical and cultural references, Karen Hampton: The Journey North and Tales of the Conjure Woman: Lady Fatima as Transmitted through Renée Stout, will open at Hamilton’s Wellin Museum of Art on Saturday, Oct. 3, with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. The reception and exhibitions are free and open to the public and will be on view through Dec. 20.  More ...

Dyllon Young
"Class of 2015" Opens at Wellin Museum June 4

“Class of 2015,” a longitudinal portrait project comprising photographs and video interviews that examine the development of personal identity among a group of students from Hamilton's class of 2015, will open at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art on June 4. Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight began this series in 2011, when he started teaching at Hamilton. A reception will be held on Thursday, June 4, from 4 to 6 p.m.  More ...

Matthew Ritchie (British, born 1964), "The Binding Problem," 1996. Oil and marker on canvas. Gift of E. M. Bakwin, Class of 1950. 86 x 100 in.  ©Matthew Ritchie
Wellin Museum Presents Two Exhibitions

Since the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art opened in 2012, its permanent collection has grown through gifts and select purchases. Wellin Collects, opening May 5, showcases new and recent acquisitions in a variety of media. Senior Art Thesis 2015, also opening on May 5, displays new work by graduating art majors. Spanning drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture, the exhibition represents a culmination of their studies.  More ...

Art Mentor Program Creates Win-Win for Wellin Museum and Clinton School

A routine meeting about a school visit to the Wellin Museum between representatives of the museum and a Clinton Middle School art teacher has led to a rewarding collaboration for both Hamilton College students and Clinton middle schoolers.  More ...

Wellin Museum Receives $100,000 from Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art a two-year, $100,000 grant to study the museum’s educational programs for local public schools. The study will help the Wellin Museum work more effectively with public school educators to supplement school curricula within the structure of the Common Core requirements. Study results will be used to create new programming for the museum.   More ...

Critic Declares Wellin’s Shotz Show “Extraordinary”

“Some exhibitions are very good and you leave with a feeling that the artist met your expectations ... But there are those rare shows where the artist actually raises the bar and the work leaves you feeling as if you've been privy to something extraordinary.” So began the Syracuse Post-Standard review by writer Katherine Rushworth of the Wellin Museum’s current exhibition, “Force of Nature.” The show is scheduled to close on Sunday, April 5.  More ...

At the studio of Hunt Slonem. Front: Sarah Rahman, Holly Chen, Merisa Dion, Sterling Xie. Back: Jessica Tang, Jake Blount, Aleta Brown, Chip Sinton, Connor Obrien, Tony Chen, and Dima Kiagorodov.
Program in New York Students Enjoy Visit With Artist Hunt Slonem

Hamilton Program in New York City students had the opportunity to visit the vibrant studio of celebrated New York painter and sculptor Hunt Slonem.  The event featured a reception with alumni organized by Hamilton trustee Adrienne Ruger Conzelman ’92.  More ...

Understanding the Forces

Assistant Professor of Physics Kate Jones-Smith led a gallery talk and discussion on the mathematical and scientific concepts reflected in the Wellin Museum’s current exhibition Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature. The Feb. 19 talk explored how different practical and theoretical elements of math and science apply to Shotz’s work on display, many of which are sculptures named after scientific and mathematical terminology.   More ...

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