by the numbers

Since 2012, the Wellin has:

  • welcomed 50,000 visitors
  • presented 20 exhibitions
  • produced 12 publications
  • organized 114 public programs and events
  • hosted 16 visiting artists
  • acquired 450 works of art for the permanent collection
  • hosted 90 Hamilton classes
about the museum

Visitors have only until Dec. 10 to view the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art’s   Innovative Approaches, Honored Traditions, an exhibition of 140 works of art drawn from its permanent collection. Celebrating the museum’s fifth anniversary, the show features newly acquired contemporary pieces as well as historic objects from a variety of cultures and eras beginning in approximately 1300 BCE.

Senior Julia Dailey led one of the Wellin’s First-Friday 15-Minute Tours on Dec. 1, highlighting some of the exhibition’s pieces created by artists as far away as Austria and Ethiopia and as nearby as Pittsburgh and Upstate New York from the 16th century to the present.

The permanent collection includes more than 6,000 works of art and artifacts, representing a broad range of cultures, historical periods, and artistic practices and movements including Greek and Roman antiquities; Native American vessels and objects of material culture; drawings and watercolors from the Beinecke Collection of the Lesser Antilles; American, European (particularly British modernist), and Asian paintings, prints, photographs, drawings, and sculpture.

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