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