Excitement in the art world as Hamilton College in Clinton NY, opened The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art this month. Keith Wellin, a 1950 Hamilton grad, gave the college 10 million to start building a museum in honor of his parents.
The museum’s inaugural 6,200 square foot exhibit is called “Affinity Atlas,” which “reflects the teaching museum’s mission of object-based learning.” Works are grouped together so that the viewer will compare, contrast and ask questions.
Artists represented include: modernist painter Marsden Hartley, watercolorist Charles Burchfield and Brazilian artist Vik Muniz. There are also prints by Jasper Johns, a tapestry by Hew Locke and photography by Sara VanDerBeek.