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  • Participating in the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art docent program has opened quite a few doors this summer for Hamilton students including at the Smithsonian, Guggenheim, American Museum of Natural History, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Institute of Contemporary (ICA) Art in Boston.

  • Two new exhibits opened on Feb. 10 at The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art. This Place and Margarita Cabrera: Space in Between will be on view through June 10.

  • The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art presents two concurrent exhibitions through June 10. The work within both exhibitions reflects current issues related to history, geography, boundaries, immigration, citizenship, community, and culture, among others.

  • Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa – on view from Sept. 10 to Dec. 11 at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art – explores how time is experienced and produced by the human body. Figures stand, climb, dance and dissolve in nine works of video and film art by seven acclaimed contemporary African artists. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10.   

  • “What a wonderful way to end the Yun-Fei Ji show,” proclaimed Wellin Museum of Art Director Tracy Adler as two articles, both celebrating Yun-Fei Ji: The Intimate Universe, appeared online during the final week of the exhibition. A stellar review titled Yun-Fei Ji’s Ghost Stories of the Living, was published on June 29 by Hyperallergic, and an artist interview, Yun-Fei Ji: ‘I’m pessimistic about China’, debuted on June 26 in Studio International.

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  • The Wellin Museum of Art recently welcomed nearly 100 kindergarteners from the Clinton Central School District for a morning of arts education. The three classes that visited on June 7 and the two classes that came on June 9 worked with the Wellin educational staff consisting of Amber Spadea, the Andrew W. Mellon Educator for School and Community Programs, and a team of Hamilton College student docents including Anjanae Williams ’18, Elliot Nathan ’17, Julia Dailey ’18, and Reed Johnson ’18.

  • The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art’s exhibition, Yun-Fei Ji: The Intimate Universe,  closes on July 2, but Reunions ’16 attendees have the opportunity to tour the show with Tracy L. Adler, museum director and exhibition curator, on Thursday, June 9, at 4 p.m. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday during reunion weekend.

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  • A fund established by 1964 Hamilton graduate Daniel W. Dietrich II, who died last year, has provided the college with a $6 million gift to establish The Daniel W. Dietrich ’64 Fund for Innovation in the Arts and The Daniel W. Dietrich ’64 Arts Museum Programming  Fund. These two funds will significantly expand the College’s already robust arts programming for its faculty, students and community.

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  • The work of 13 Hamilton College senior art majors will be featured in an exhibition at the  Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, May 5-21. An opening reception will be held Thursday, May 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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  • Tracy L. Adler, director of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, presented “What I Talk About When I Talk About Art: Customizing the Visitor Experience” on April 7 at ArtTable’s Spring PechaKucka in New York City.

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