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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.

Children in Art Museum Gallery

“Family and Community Day”
Saturday, July 30

10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Art Museum of WVU presents “Family & Community Day” with special guest Minnie Adkins, a self-taught artist from Kentucky whose carved red fox is part of the current exhibition “Independent Vision: Self-Taught Artists from Appalachia.” Activities will include wood carving demonstrations and stories by Minnie Adkins and children’s book author Mike Norris, a visit by the WVU Mountaineer, juggling, face painting, music, and art projects for kids and adults. There will be light refreshments and visitors are welcome to bring a lunch. See the exhibitions in the galleries and a preview of the new Nath Sculpture Garden!

For more information, contact the Art Museum of WVU at 304-293-7790.