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    Art Museum Groundbreaking

    The groundbreaking for the new Art Museum took place on Tuesday, September 10. With over 150 people in attendance, the ceremony included remarks by President James P. Clements, CCA Dean Paul K. Kreider, Art Museum Director Joyce Ice, WVU Foundation Senior Vice President for Development Lyn Dotson. The new museum is set to open in Spring of 2015.

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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.

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    "Telling Yarns" exhibition

    Detailed photograph of "Red Carpet", 2004, by artist Carol Hummel. Hummel's works can be seen in the Paul Mesaros Gallery from October 10 - December 10, 2013.

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    Art Museum Construction

    Construction is underway for the Art Museum of WVU. Seen in this photo is one of the entrances to the Museum.

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    Construction has begun on the new Art Museum building, which will be adjacent to the Museum Education Center, behind the Creative Arts Center on Patteson Drive. Check back for more photos and updates about the project!

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.