Hollins University explores phobias and fears in latest art exhibition

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Published: Aug. 9, 2016 at 11:37 PM EDT
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Hollins University is challenging you to explore your fears with its latest art exhibit.

Transference: Phobias and Fears is currently showing at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum on campus. Pieces reflect conditions like pyrophobia: fear of fire, and podophobia: fear of feet. And who knew you could be afraid of crossing bridges, but that's known as Gephyrophobia.

The pieces come from the museum's permanent gallery.

"It has nothing to do with what the artists intent of the painting or print is," Wilson Museum Director Jenine Culligan said. "It's kind of transferring meaning from what the artist intended to what a visitor may be bringing to a work of art."

You can catch the show through the beginning of September.