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The Ruth and Elmer Wellin
Museum of Art
315-859-4396

The Wellin is located on the corner of College Hill Road and Griffin Road in Clinton, NY, #82 on the map.


The Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College’s new 30,000-square-foot facility is a teaching space and creative laboratory where students are encouraged to ask questions, make connections between disciplines, and develop visual literacy skills critical to life and learning in the 21st century. The state-of-the-art museum houses a 6,200-square-foot flexible exhibition space, soaring 27-foot-high glass cases housing much of the museum’s collection of art and artifacts, classrooms for object study and an intimate space for lectures, panel discussions and film screenings.


The Wellin Opening – October 6, 2012

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The Ruth and Elmer Museum of Art at Hamilton College opened during Fallcoming weekend. (PHOTO BY JOHN BENTHAM)
The Ruth and Elmer Museum of Art at Hamilton College opened during Fallcoming weekend. (PHOTO BY JOHN BENTHAM)
President Joan Hinde Stewart addresses those gathered at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art dedication. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
President Joan Hinde Stewart addresses those gathered at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art dedication. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Museum Director Tracy Adler addresses guests during the dedication at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Museum Director Tracy Adler addresses guests during the dedication at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Keith '50 and Wendy Wellin (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Keith '50 and Wendy Wellin (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Chairman of the Board of Trustees A.G. Lafley '69, Museum Director Tracy Adler, Wendy Wellin and President Joan Hinde Stewart cut the ribbon at the Wellin dedication. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Chairman of the Board of Trustees A.G. Lafley '69, Museum Director Tracy Adler, Wendy Wellin and President Joan Hinde Stewart cut the ribbon at the Wellin dedication. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Wendy Wellin, wife of Keith Wellin '50, speaks during the dedication ceremony. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Wendy Wellin, wife of Keith Wellin '50, speaks during the dedication ceremony. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Guest Curator Ian Berry (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Guest Curator Ian Berry (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Tracy Adler, director of the Wellin Museum of Art, welcomes alumnae (PHOTO BY JOHN BENTHAM)
Tracy Adler, director of the Wellin Museum of Art, welcomes alumnae (PHOTO BY JOHN BENTHAM)
Student docent Mackenzie Leavenworth '15 discusses artwork with Kang Hyuk '16 during the opening of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Student docent Mackenzie Leavenworth '15 discusses artwork with Kang Hyuk '16 during the opening of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Guests explore the new Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Guests explore the new Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Guests explore the new Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Guests explore the new Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Students exploring the new Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Students exploring the new Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Students exploring the new Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Students exploring the new Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Students examine artifacts on display in the Wellin. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Students examine artifacts on display in the Wellin. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
(PHOTO BY JOHN BENTHAM)
(PHOTO BY JOHN BENTHAM)
(PHOTO BY JOHN BENTHAM)
(PHOTO BY JOHN BENTHAM)
(PHOTO BY JOHN BENTHAM)
(PHOTO BY JOHN BENTHAM)
Patrick Kennedy '13 views artwork at the opening of the Wellin. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
Patrick Kennedy '13 views artwork at the opening of the Wellin. (PHOTO BY NANCY L. FORD)
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Exhibitions On View

Affinity Atlas

Featuring more than 70 artworks by 50 artists, this exhibition forges fresh connections among seemingly disparate objects as it charts an exploratory path across many disciplines. Built on idiosyncratic treasures from the Hamilton collection and recent works by a roster of contemporary artists, artworks spanning centuries and continents collide and coalesce, and find affinities in unexpected juxtapositions. Curated by Ian Berry.
Exhibition Gallery


Case Histories: The Hidden Meaning of Objects

This exhibition presents ethnographic and art objects from the ancient to the contemporary drawn from the museum’s collection as well as alumni and institutional loans. Curated by Susanna White with accompanying texts written by Hamilton College faculty members and students.
Object Study Gallery


Art and Artifacts

A modern-day cabinet of curiosities, this installation brings together selections from the teaching collection and works on extended loan.
Archive Hall

Museum Hours and Location

The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art is located on the corner of College Hill Road and Griffin Road, #82 on the map.

For more information on parking and wheelchair accessibility, please contact the Wellin Museum of Art at 315-859-4396, wellin@hamilton.edu

Museum Hours
 
Monday closed
Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m - 5 p.m.
Sunday noon - 5 p.m.

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