Opened in 2012, the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art combines advances in interdisciplinary approaches with object-based learning. The museum features a large visible archive and open storage spaces allowing visible access to a collection of cross-cultural art and artifacts that span millennia.
As a teaching museum, the Wellin serves students, faculty, and the broader community, encouraging observation, exploration, and engagement. It complements the liberal arts experience and curriculum by presenting exhibitions with interdisciplinary access points to inspire dialogue about arts and culture that is global in its scope. The Wellin is also proud to serve as a resource for the broader community, offering artist lectures, customized tours, educator workshops, in-school teaching, and creative events for children and K-12 students.