Welcome to the Art Museum of West Virginia University
After years of planning, the Art Museum at West Virginia University is becoming a reality with an expected opening date in 2015. The new construction, designed by Stanley, Beaman, and Sears, will be located near the Creative Arts Center on Patteson Drive in a lovely setting that will offer space for an outdoor sculpture garden.
The Art Museum will make art more accessible to the public, providing two art galleries totaling approximately 5,300 sq ft.that will present touring exhibitions as well as exhibitions drawn from the university art collection. The building will be designed to be energy-efficient while controlling light, humidity, and temperature within the appropriate ranges required to protect vulnerable works of art.