The Art Museum of WVU launches How and Nosm mural
Graffiti artists How and Nosm spent 3 days in January 2015 painting a two-story mural featured in the Plevin Lobby of the new Art Museum of West Virginia University.
Art Museum of West Virginia University Open to Public
After years of planning, the Art Museum is now open! The Museum hours are Wednesday-Sunday 12:30-4:30pm (hours subject to change).
The new building, designed by Stanley, Beaman, and Sears of Atlanta, is located near the Creative Arts Center on Patteson Drive in a lovely setting that offers space for an outdoor sculpture garden in the future.
The Art Museum provides a new opportunity for learning at WVU and will contribute to the cultural life of Morgantown, which is noted as one of the best small cities in America.
Visitors can enjoy two exhibition galleries totaling 5,400 sq. ft. in which to view art. The Art Museum presents exhibitions organized from the university art collection as well as host traveling exhibitions from other museums around the country. The building is engineered to be energy-efficient while adjusting light, humidity, and temperature within the appropriate ranges required to protect vulnerable works of art. A university classroom, collection research room, and climate-controlled storage for the art collection are designed to meet professional museum standards. March-Westin Company, Inc. of Morgantown was the general contractor for the project.