Patricia A. Hobbs Senior Curator of Art

Patricia A. Hobbs

540.458.4321
phobbs@wlu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Since 2008, Hobbs has served as Senior Curator of Art and History for the Department of University Collections of Art & History (UCAH). She is responsible for curating the collections, developing exhibitions, research, writing, and for supporting various disciplines with collections resources. She also is instructor for ARTH 398 Seminar in Museum Studies.

A museum professional, Hobbs was a curator for 20 years at various Virginia historic house and history museums, including the Maymont Foundation (Richmond), the Lynchburg Museum System, and the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum. In 1998, she was named Director of the Lee Chapel & Museum, where, in 2007, she curated two major exhibitions: The Office of Robert E. Lee and Educating to Build and Rebuild a Nation.

Hobbs is currently the Virginia State Representative for the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries. She was also a member of the Board of the Virginia Association of Museums for 10 years and served as its president from 2000 to 2002. She was an adjunct professor of art at Mary Baldwin College for seven years and is one of the founding board members of the Beverley Street Studio School in Staunton, where she has served on its Advisory Board and continues to serve on its Standards Committee. She is also an award-winning practicing artist.

Education

  • M.A. in Art History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 1979.
  • B.A. in Art, summa cum laude, Mary Baldwin College, May 1975. Member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Laurel Society (now Omicron Delta Kappa).