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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 ...

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 ...

The Bedroom, Time Lapse, (Still) 2014; Alyson Shotz; Projected animation; 27 minutes, 49 seconds; Animation by Todd Akita; sound by musician and drummer Nasheet Waits; Courtesy of the artist and Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Lecture about Animated Film at Wellin Museum

Artist Alyson Shotz, drummer and music educator Nasheet Waits, and animator Todd Akita will present a lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 4:15 p.m., in the Wellin Museum Overlook. They will discuss the process of creating “The Bedroom: Time Lapse,” an animated film featured in the Wellin’s current exhibition “Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature.”  More ...

Megan Austin and Amber Spadea
Area Educators Introduced to Wellin Resources

Manager of Educational Programming and Outreach Megan Austin and School and Family Educator Amber Spadea presented an overview of educational programs offered by the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at the 2014 New York State United Teachers Regional Education Conference on Nov. 7 in Utica, N.Y.  More ...

Paul Clemence
Photographer to Discuss Architecture and Photography

Paul Clemence, New York-based photographer and author, will present a lecture, “Perception Meets Expression,” on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 4:15 p.m., in the Overlook in the Wellin Museum of Art. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will discuss the perception and expression of architecture through the photographic lens.  More ...

Hamilton students with students from NYSSD at Wellin Museum
Wellin Museum Serves as Sign Language Class Venue

A group of Hamilton students in the Sign Language and Deaf Culture class and students from New York State School for the Deaf (NYSSD) met on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Wellin Museum of Art to view and discuss various pieces of art. The Hamilton students were fulfilling a class assignment for their course taught by Lecturer in the Education Studies Program Vicky Allen.  More ...

A view of the front of the Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts
Kennedy Center Dedication is Among Fallcoming, Family Weekend Highlights

Hamilton’s combined Fallcoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 9-12, will celebrate the arts with a number of exciting events including the dedication of The Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts, the opening of the new Alyson Shotz exhibit in the Wellin Museum, and addresses by national leaders in the arts world.  More ...

Students work on the installation.
Wellin Museum of Art Features New and Recent Works by Alyson Shotz

Hamilton College’s Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art presents “Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” opening Saturday, Oct. 11, from 4 – 6 p.m. This eponymous exhibition features new and recent work by Alyson Shotz, an abstract artist who creates monumental sculptures, photo-collages and installations. Preceding the opening reception, Shotz will discuss her work from 3 – 4 p.m. in the museum. The exhibition, opening and artist’s talk are free and open to the public.  More ...

Lillia McEnaney '17 at the Institute for American Indian Studies.
Lillia McEnaney ’17 Publishes in Journal Museum Anthropology

Lillia McEnaney ’17 recently published an article in the international journal Museum Anthropology, the publication of the Council for Museum Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Society.  The article titled “Museum Anthropology: Conversations in the Field”  is a compilation of multiple interviews that she conducted with various professionals in the field, including the curator of globalization at the Smithsonian Institution.  More ...

Wendy and Keith Wellin
Life Trustee Keith Wellin ’50, GP ’11, ’14 Dies at 88

Hamilton College President Joan Hinde Stewart announced the death of Life Trustee Keith Wellin ’50, GP’11, ’14 in an email to the Hamilton community. Wellin died in Charleston, S.C., on Sept. 14, at the age of 88.  More ...

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