February 9Welcome Reception
Enjoy the company of other Friends and prospective members to view the most recent renderings for the museum and recent acquisitions for the collection. Free
March 20Appalachian Art from the Ramona Love Lampell Collection
The Friends of the Art Museum were welcomed into Blaney House, Home of the President, for a reception by First Lady Beth Clements for an evening highlighting the works of self-taught Appalachian art from the collection of Ramona Love Lampell. This event was a Friends only event and featured a short presentation by Director Joyce Ice and Curator Robert Bridges and included a short video of the artists at work. Free Member-Only Event
May 2Behind-the-Scenes Collection Tours
Go behind-the-scenes to see the collection stored in the Wise Library with members of the museum staff. Learn about collections care and management while viewing painting racks, the print study collection and ceramics storage room. Free
May 31 – June 2Philadelphia Trip
Travel with the Friends by charter bus for a weekend trip to the City of Brotherly Love. Stops will include the newly relocated Barnes Foundation, which features the largest collection of Post-Impressionist art in the nation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Chadds Ford area. $425 per person
September 15Appalachian Themed Dinner
Our most popular event! The 2013 theme will celebrate the sesquicentennial of West Virginia and feature Appalachian cuisine at Café Bacchus in Downtown Morgantown with a lecture from Curator Robert Bridges and Director Joy Ice about the art of Appalachia. $65 per person
October 5Jefferson County Home Tour
Author John Allen, Jr. will lead us on a tour of several historic homes and plantations nestled in the Shenandoah Valley. This trip via charter bus will showcase beautiful and significant eighteenth-century architecture as well as vibrant and rich autumn colors of the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. $40 per person
February 25Membership Reception
Enjoy the company of Friends and hear and see the latest architectural plans for the Art Museum with Betsy Beaman of Stanley, Beaman and Sears Architects, Atlanta Free
April 4Presentation & Book Signing for Uncommon Vernacular
Meet author John C. Allen, Jr. and learn more about his book exploring architecture in Jefferson County, West Virginia, sponsored by WVU Press. An exhibit of photographs from the book is on display at the Erikson Alumni Center through June and was organized by Art Museum curator Robert Bridges.
July 14Nature & Architecture, Landscape & Art – Home Tour
Join members of the Friends for an afternoon tour of a lovely, private home in a setting that reflects the power of nature to inspire landscape painting and architecture. Stunning views of Cheat Lake and the Cheat River bring the outside in.
August 11Carnegie Museum of Art Trip
Travel with the Friends by charter bus to visit the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and view the “Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz”, with a short talk about Impressionism from Bernie Schultz.
October 6A Mid-Eastern Dinner
Sample traditional Mid-Eastern foods and learn about Islamic art from University of Pittsburgh Art History professor Dr. Katheryn M. Linduff. As with our previous themed dinners, this one promises to be another memorable feast for the senses.