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    Art Museum of WVU Opens its Doors!

    On Tuesday, August 25th after years of planning the Art Museum of WVU was dedicated. University President E. Gordon Gee, Provost Joyce McConnell, Dean Paul Kreider, and Director Joyce Ice all offered reflections on the importance of the Museum to the University and the state. The WVU class of 2033 and donors to the Museum cut the ribbon inviting the community to take a long-awaited look at the inaugural exhibition Visual Conversations: Looking and Listening.

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    Friends of the Art Museum

    The Friends of Art Museum is a membership group for people who enjoy the arts, and social, educational, and cultural activities revolving around art. Our events include educational gatherings for members-only with artists, curators, and collectors, behind-the-scenes tours of art collections, gatherings in homes of private collectors and artist's studios, and invitations to dinners with special themes designed especially for members of the Friends.

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    Art Up Close!

    Students observe a work presented at the "Art Up Close!" series, presented by the Art Museum of WVU. Dr. Bernie Schultz Snyder, Director of Education and External Affiars for the Art Museum of WVU and Professor of Art History in the WVU School of Art & Design, discussed American artist John Sloan's print _Anshutz on Anatomy_, 1912. The series of lectures is designed to give an in-depth look at a single work of art selected from the WVU Art Collection.

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 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 large galleries 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.

Watch a video about the opening by WVU Today