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Cleaning seeds from cotton, Raipur, Ahmedabad, 1937 - Courtesy of the artist
ARTnews Proclaims Wellin Museum Show "A Must See"

"Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal K. Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad" hasn’t yet opened at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art. But that hasn’t kept ARTnews from noticing and celebrating the upcoming exhibition on its website and in print. The publication’s  Jan. 23 article, “10 Must-See Museum Photo Shows of Spring 2014,” includes the Wellin exhibition along with shows at prestigious institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery and the High Museum of Art.  More ...

Seated Funerary Urn. Unknown Artist, Mexican (Pre-columbian). Monte Alban III, 250 750 A.D.
Wellin Museum Objects Featured in Deseret News

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate was featured in an article in the Deseret News National Edition  titled “How religious art makes secular museums into sacred spaces,” published on Jan. 3. Two sacred objects from the Wellin Museum of Art, an Austrian Schwaz Nativity and a pre-Columbian seated funerary urn, were also displayed prominently in the article.  More ...

Making brooms, Saraspur, Ahmedabad, 1937 Courtesy of the artist
Times of India Features Wellin Museum Exhibition

The Times of India featured an upcoming Wellin Museum exhibition, “Refocusing the Lens:Pranlal Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad,”  in an article that provided both an overview of the show and a review of the 104-year-old Patel’s lengthy career. The Times of India is the most widely read English newspaper in India and has among the highest circulation rates of English dailies worldwide.  More ...

Students meet with Mary Lee Hodgens, associate director of Light Work in Syracuse.
Interdisciplinary Art and History Class Will Culminate in Wellin Exhibit

On Feb. 1 of next semester, the Wellin Museum of Art will showcase two very special exhibitions side-by-side: In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice, and Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad. What makes these exhibitions so special is that they will represent the culmination of two semester-long interdisciplinary courses that have been co-taught by Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight and Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi.  More ...

A scene from the Wellin Museum video about A Sense of Place
New Video Provides a Glimpse of Wellin Museum Exhibition

With 10 days remaining before the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art’s fall exhibitions close, undoubtedly there will be those who wish they had toured the museum earlier and whose schedule now precludes a visit.  More ...

Wellin Museum Included in ARTNews Feature

The Ruth and Elmer Museum of Art was included in a Dec. 9 ARTnews article titled “Title Fights: How Museums Name Their Shows.” The article addressed the complex process of choosing a name for an exhibition that typically involves curators, directors and, sometimes, publicists.  More ...

Holland Patent students gather in the Wellin Museum atrium.
Wellin Museum of Art Welcomes Middle School Students

The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art welcomed more than 200 7th and 8th grade students from Holland Patent Central School during November. The visit was organized by Holland Patent art teacher Karen Deuel-Spine, Megan Austin, Wellin Museum manager of educational programming and outreach, and Amber Spadea, school and family educator.  More ...

After his lecture, Jade Townsend joined the student group Wellin Initiative for Student Engagement (WISE) for their first event, WISE Talk. They invited Professor Peter Cannavo to lead a conversation about the A Sense of Place exhibition.
Artist Jade Townsend Presents Works at the Wellin Museum

On Nov. 14, artist Jade Townsend gave a talk to the Hamilton College community, discussing a number of the installations, sculptures and drawings he has created throughout his career.  More ...

Teddy Altman '15 leads a Wellin Museum tour for local teachers.
The Wellin Museum Hosts An Evening of Art for Educators

The Wellin Museum of Art welcomed 40 local teachers from nine school districts for An Evening of Art for Educators on Oct. 3. The event provided student docent-guided tours of the museum along with lesson plans related to its current exhibitions, A Sense of Place and Frohawk Two Feathers: You Can Fall.  More ...

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art
Wellin Museum Celebrated in Museum Magazine

“A CLEAR VIEW - The Wellin Museum of Art creates a new model for the university museum," an eight-page article published in the September/October issue of Museum Magazine, offers a glowing review of the museum, its staff and its programming. An article that appeared in the August issue of Interior Design magazine, “Edifying Edifices - College museums can teach much more than art history,” also celebrated the Wellin Museum.  More ...

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