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Ivan Gaskell
Cultural Historian to Discuss Display of Objects in Museum Spaces

Ivan Gaskell, professor of cultural history and museum studies at the Bard Graduate Center, New York City, will discuss the display of objects in museum spaces in a lecture on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m., in the Overlook in the Wellin Museum. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Tracy Adler (far right) at the CAA conference with Rand Suffolk, Anne Bergeron and Executive Director for ArtTable Ada Ciniglio.
Adler Moderates CAA Panel

Tracy Adler, director of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, moderated an ArtTable panel discussion on “The Art and Science of Museum Engagement” on Feb. 14 in Chicago. The event was part of the College Art Association’s (CAA) annual conference.  More ...

Making brooms, Saraspur, Ahmedabad, 1937 Courtesy of the artist
Wellin Museum Presents Two Photography Exhibitions

Two new photography exhibitions, “Refocusing the Lens: Pranlal Patel’s Photographs of Women at Work in Ahmedabad” and “In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice” debut on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin 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 ...

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 ...

Wellin Museum to Screen Omer Fast's "5,000 Feet is the Best"

The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art will screen Omer Fast’s film “5,000 Feet is the Best” (2011), on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 4:15 p.m., in the Overlook at the Wellin Museum.  More ...

Museums Expert to Discuss Sacred Objects in Lecture

Crispin Paine, a London-based museums and heritage consultant, will deliver a lecture on the display of sacred objects in a museum context on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the Overlook of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art.  His lecture is the first installment in a series titled “Exhibiting the Sacred” and is free and open to the public.  More ...

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