12 Sep
Theatre student Micah Beachy
Theatre student Micah Beachy in the museum



A group of West Virginia University theater students from professor Lee Blair’s THE 244 acting class in the School of Theatre and Dance will perform monologues and scenes inspired by artwork currently on display at the Art Museum of WVU.

The event will take place Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Museum Education Center Grand Hall and is free and open to the public.

Professor’s Blair’s sophomore acting students visited the museum in August, where they participated in a guided tour with Educational Programs Manager Heather Harris. They also spent time exploring the museum on their own, in order to gain inspiration for their work.

Blair encouraged the students to see the artwork from different perspectives, even imagining that they were inside some of the pieces they saw. Harris asked them to think beyond representational pieces that portray people and animals and to consider the moods and feelings evoked by abstract artwork as well.

The resulting monologues and scenes will be performed as pieces of devised theatre, which is a theatrical tradition that emphasizes interaction with environment, community and colleagues as the inspiration for performance, rather than a formal script.

“Doing this project is totally in line with writing and devised projects that I do in my many of my acting classes,” Blair said. “Students are inspired by something, or assigned a topic, and they write from their perspective and their experience. They learn how challenging writing can be. They also learn in a new way the appreciation of language, storytelling and playwriting. They see the value of language and its usage by the actor.

“Also, they see the power of their own thoughts, words and ideas and how creating their own work as an actor has creative value.”

Harris said The Art Museum of West Virginia University is thrilled to collaborate with the School of Theatre and Dance on this project.

“By integrating visual and dramatic arts, we are not only addressing one of the University’s goals that encourages interdisciplinary activity, but also inviting performers and audience members to engage with our collection in new and varied ways,” she said.

“I am excited to watch what the students devise, and I know that it will inspire me to see artwork I encounter every day in a different light. I hope everyone who attends will be stimulated to think critically about the obvious—and sometimes not so obvious—connections between art forms, as they follow the theater students on their imaginative journeys through our exhibitions.”

Visitors to the scenes and monologues on Sept. 15 are encouraged to visit the Art Museum’s galleries before and after the performance, in order to experience the artworks that inspired the students.

The Art Museum of WVU is open from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. It is also open Wednesday and Friday through Sunday, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., during the fall semester.

For more information, contact Lee Blair at Lee.Blair@mail.wvu.edu, 304-293-6100, or Heather Harris at Heather.Harris@mail.wvu.edu, phone: 304-293-5267.

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8 Sep
Abby Robin Jacknowitz

A new travel fund that will help with the costs of bringing school children to the Art Museum of West Virginia University, honors the memory of a creative young teacher named Abby Jacknowitz who died in 2013.

Her aunt and uncle, Linda and Arthur Jacknowitz, of Morgantown, recently established the Abby Robin Jacknowitz School Travel Fund at the museum.

The fund pays for buses to and from primary and secondary schools, customized programs at various grade levels, snacks, and art supplies for hand-on activities during school visits to the museum.

“It has been a year since the Art Museum of WVU opened its doors, and since that time, more than 1,000 school children from northern West Virginia and surrounding areas have visited the museum,” said Director Joyce Ice.

“During the visits, the students engage with works of art in the museum galleries and then participate in art activities designed to build upon the concepts and themes they explored while looking at the art.

“But field trips can be very expensive, and with limited budgets, some schools cannot afford to make the trip to Morgantown. The Abby Robin Jacknowitz School Travel Fund will make a difference by helping to cover the cost of buses. This new fund will help us bring in even more students, many of whom have never before had the opportunity to visit an art museum. We are very grateful to Art and Linda Jacknowitz for their generosity in providing these funds.”

Art and Linda Jacknowitz came to Morgantown 42 years ago and both are now retired from WVU. Art is professor emeritus and Arthur I. Jacknowitz Chair emeritus of Clinical Pharmacy at WVU. Linda was formerly director of West Virginia CONSULT at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, an online health information service for rural health professionals, and project director of Mountains of Hope, West Virginia’s statewide comprehensive cancer coalition. They remain active in many Morgantown area organizations, especially the Art Museum, where Art Jacknowitz is a docent and Linda is an active member of the Friends of the Art Museum.

“We wanted to set up this fund as a legacy for our niece Abby, because it brings together her love of art and also her profession—education,” Linda Jacknowitz said.

“Abby was a second grade special education teacher of children on the autistic spectrum in New York State and died much too young of metastatic cancer of unknown origin at the age of 30,” Art Jacknowitz said. “She had an extraordinary creative spirit that she brought to everything in the classroom. She was amazing at infusing art into her day-to-day curriculum.

“For example, Abby’s teaching assistant told us that she started off one year reading the story “Elmer the Patchwork Elephant,” which had a message about celebrating diversity. But Abby didn’t just read about celebrating diversity, she had each student create a patchwork elephant that represented his or her unique self. One child smeared the paint together instead of making patches, and Abby smiled and praised it anyway.

“Abby used art as an avenue for creativity, diversity, education, and, most importantly, acceptance,” Jacknowitz said.

Another lesson was on map skills, which tied in to understanding of the state of New York and its landforms. Instead of just having students look at maps or draw them on paper, Abby got mini pizza boxes and the students used clay to create their own topographical maps of the state. They created mountains and valleys and other landforms that many of them had never seen. Each map was infused with a different child’s personality. One student used traditional blue paint to show the bodies of water and another used hot pink, with sparkly gold for the mountains.

Students who visit the Art Museum of WVU create hands-on art projects similar to these after viewing the artworks in the museum’s galleries.

“During the past year, seeing the kids come into the museum and seeing their eyes light up when they see some of the artwork—that has been important to us,” Art Jacknowitz said. “It is the beginning of a lifelong dedication to the arts, such as Linda and I have had, and that is something we want to share with them.”

“We also want to express how happy we are to have the Art Museum of WVU as part of our community,” Linda Jacknowitz said. “We are thrilled that this wonderful resource is now in Morgantown.”

Since retiring in 2012, Art Jacknowitz has been a student mentor in the School of Pharmacy and a member of the school’s visiting committee. He is also a member of the WVU Faculty Senate, representing retired faculty, and serves as vice president of the board of the WVU Retirees Association Steering Committee.

Linda Jacknowitz retired in 2010 and since then was the founding chair for the American Cancer Society’s Patient Resource Center, located in the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. She also is a board member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at WVU.

Art and Linda Jacknowitz were also recently appointed as inaugural members of the Advisory Council of the Art Museum of WVU.

The Art and Linda Jacknowitz contribution to the Art Museum of WVU was made in conjunction with “A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University.” The $1 billion comprehensive campaign being conducted by the WVU Foundation on behalf of the University runs through December 2017.

There is now an online giving page for the Abby Robin Jacknowitz Travel Fund. To make a donation online, click on this link:
JACKNOWITZ TRAVEL FUND.

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20 Apr

by Kristina Olson
Associate Professor of Art History
Associate Director
WVU School of Art and Design


Art Museum curator Robert Bridges speaks to an art history class about the How & Nosm mural


A reproduction can never compare to the experience of art seen in person. As a professor of art history at West Virginia University, this truism has long guided my teaching about art. It is also an essential principle of the art history program in the School of Art and Design at WVU. Under the guidance of coordinator, Dr. Janet Snyder, students in all upper-level art history courses are taken to museums in regional cities every semester so they can research works of art that they can experience directly. These important, but expensive, pilgrimages necessitate setting aside a whole day to travel by buses to such cultural destinations as Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Washington, D.C.

Since The Art Museum of West Virginia University opened in August of 2015, students now have the easy ability to see works of art for free right here on campus in a state-of-the-art facility! Having access to the museum for two semesters has been transformative for my teaching. Our museum collection has works dating back centuries and originating from many cultures. My research and teaching focuses on the sometimes challenging art of the last 150 years and the museum’s holdings in modern and contemporary art are particularly strong. This was evident in the work on view at the inaugural exhibition, Visual Conversations: Looking and Listening. We got to see prints by Mary Cassatt, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. A survey of the drawings, prints, and paintings by our own WVU alumna and important American modernist, Blanche Lazzell, was a special treat. And it seems like the whole town has fallen in love with the lobby mural, Present Moment, created just for us by contemporary graffiti artists, How & Nosm.

I am only beginning to realize the tremendous benefit of teaching with the resources of the museum. Freshmen students in my survey of art history course have been able to go on guided tours to visit works of art in person, instead of just seeing projected images in a lecture hall or photographs in a textbook. They have written papers based on their observation of visual details witnessed in specific works on exhibit. Photographs cannot do justice to the way an artist can capture the effect of reflected sunlight on water in a painted landscape scene or the particular quality of line in an etched print.

Having a classroom right on the ground floor has allowed me to hold some of my classes in the museum. I have been able to arrange individual tours of the collection for students, even when the museum is closed to the general public. There is truly nothing as special as having private time like this with works of art. The access has been particularly beneficial for students in my Contemporary Art History class this spring. For one project, they had to select a contemporary artist whose work was on view to research. They could choose from the abstract painting by Tim McFarlane, the complex and layered print by Nicola López or the fascinating conceptual sculpture by Buzz Spector, among many other great options.

After covering the emergence of graffiti art in the 1980s in class lecture, students began researching the work of How & Nosm (twins Raoul and Davide Perré) to write about their lobby mural. Though currently not on exhibit, the museum has two more works—a painting and a print—by the artists in storage. I made arrangements for museum curator, Robert Bridges, to allow our class to visit the collection storage where he pulled the two works (with gloved hands!) out for students to examine closely. A printmaker himself, curator Bridges offered insight into the technique and imagery used in these complex works. He also helped these students, who are considering their options for professional tracks in the field of art after graduation, understand the nature of his job as caretaker of the University’s art collection and curator in charge of all the decisions involved with selecting and exhibiting art.

I have been impressed with the results of student essays this semester based on their direct engagement with art in the museum’s collection. They have made insights about technique and imagery that can only come from this close observation of real, physical objects. They are able to notice details of brushstroke, glazing, scale, and accurate color, among many other elements, that cannot be gleaned from a photograph. A good example is the print Urban Transformation #2 (2009) by Nicola López. In reproduction, the work looks like a jumbled knot of black, gray and orange lines exploding from the center of the composition. In person, students were shocked to realize that many of those lines are three-dimensional printed and collaged forms that lift off the surface as in a pop-up book. What a surprise!

Urban Transformation 2
Urban Transformation 2 by Nicola López


I always say that students need to back their analysis of a work of art with evidence seen in the artifact itself. Following this logic, the museum is like a laboratory for these young scholars. It is exciting to see the new knowledge being generated from their direct engagement with the art available at the museum. This is truly an exciting time for the role of art in the education of students at West Virginia University.

15 Mar
Winter Twilight Landscape



by Jamie Winter

In my four years of attending West Virginia University, I have never been to the Art Museum. It was something that never interested me mainly because I was never really taught about artists, artwork, and the elements that go into creating a piece of art. If it weren’t for ARHS 101, I probably would not have visited the Art Museum, but since I am more familiar with analyzing and evaluating artwork from what we learned in class, I enjoyed our first visit. It was neat to see all of the different styles of art like paintings and sculptures. It’s amazing what these artists can create.

As I walked through the exhibit, one picture especially caught my eye. “Winter Twilight Landscape” by William H. Partridge was my favorite out of all the pieces I saw. The contrasting colors with the darkness of the trees and the bright orange and yellow background captured me, and essentially made me imagine the place and time that this picture was representing: at dusk, in the forest, when the sun was setting.

“Winter Twilight Landscape” is an oil painting, which tells me that the paint is set right on the canvas contrary to a fresco painting, where the colors are actually dried into the plaster that they are painted on. The painting is naturalistic and representational in that it is a depiction of reality. The picture has a clear foreground, middle ground, and background. The foreground is the one tree that looks like it is white that is closest to the viewer. The middle ground is behind that, and that would be the darker scattered trees. The background is the farthest part of the painting from the viewer, and that would be the orange, yellow sky. Lastly, I would argue the painting has atmospheric perspective. If you look in the distant of painting, the objects tend to lose detail. This is the artist’s way of showing that this painting is supposed to represent a wide range and distance.

Viewing art is way different in the classroom on a projector screen than it is in the Art Museum with real paintings and sculptures in front of you. The projector screen doesn’t allow you to see the miniscule detail, and quite frankly the projector screen doesn’t give a piece of art justice. I would much rather see a piece of art at a museum or in person because you can really get the full effect.

Jamie Winter, a native of Pittsburgh, is currently studying Strategic Communications in WVU’s Reed College of Media. This semester, she is a student in Art History 101, taught by Dr. Bernie Schultz

7 Dec
Slipping of Petals by Jackie Tileston



The Art Museum of West Virginia University is now offering the public a chance to take a break from the busy workday to enjoy an artful lunch hour.

A new series of programs, called “Lunchtime Looks,” will begin on Thursday, Dec. 10 at the museum. WVU students, faculty and staff, and members of the general public are invited to bring a brown bag lunch to the Museum Education Center Grand Hall at noon and meet with other art enthusiasts to enjoy their midday meal. At 12:30 p.m., the group will move to one of the museum’s galleries for a 20-minute, in-depth look at a work of art with one of the docents.

The Dec. 10 session will feature Alison Deem talking about Jackie Tileston’s “Slipping on Petals” in the museum’s upper gallery.

“This vibrant 72”x 60” mixed-media piece has drawn a lot of attention from visitors since the museum’s opening in August,” said Museum Director Joyce Ice. “From college students, to lawyers, to preschoolers—everyone seems captivated by Tileston’s use of color and form.”

Deem will explain to viewers how Tileston’s work elicits these responses, and the audience members will have a chance to share their own reactions and questions.

Expect stimulating conversation, thought-provoking questions, and a refreshing change of pace from your average workday.

The session will be over by 12:50 p.m., so that those who need to get back to their offices will have plenty of time. Anyone who can’t get away for the entire hour is welcome to meet the group in the museum’s upstairs gallery at 12:30 p.m. for just the art presentation.

The Art Museum and Museum Education Center are located near the corner of Patteson Drive and Morrill Way at the Evansdale Campus North Entrance.

Parking is available in two new short-term lots with pay stations, one located near Patteson Drive and the other near the new Evansdale Crossing building.

For more information about the Lunchtime Looks program, contact the Art Museum of WVU at (304) 292-4359.

7 Dec
Rockwell Kent Image


In the 1940s, the Bituminous Coal Institute commissioned one of America’s best-known 20th century realists, Rockwell Kent, to create a series of paintings for advertisements demonstrating the promise of coal as the energy source for post-war America.

The Art Museum of WVU currently holds one of the paintings in Kent’s series—titled “To Make Dream Homes Come True.” The work is now on view at the museum as part of its opening exhibition and it will be the subject of the next “Art Up Close!” event on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Art historian Eric Schruers will present “Rockwell Kent’s Lost Bituminous Coal Series Rediscovered,” beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Museum Education Center Grand Hall. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session and light refreshments will be served. Those attending will also be able to view the painting in the upper gallery of the museum.

According to Schruers, Kent’s “To Make Dreams Home Come True” is part of one of the artist’s most bizarre and least-known series of works.

“Although the Bituminous Coal Series represented the dynamic interplay of art, industry, politics and society in Postwar America, it was disavowed by Kent and the paintings were relegated to store rooms and basements by the institutions to which the works were later presented,” he said.

“Long forgotten and still partially lost, the series has now been brought back into the light. The paintings are unique in conception, unusual in subject matter, and deserving of attention.”

As a young artist, Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) studied with William Merritt Chase. In addition to his paintings, he was well known as an author and illustrator, and as an advocate for progressive politics. He began his career as an illustrator in 1915 with the acceptance and publication of his drawings in magazines such as Vanity Fair and Puck. At the time, he had not yet found success as a painter. To make ends meet he turned to advertising and soon found work drawing automobile ads for Rolls Royce. By the end of the 1920s, his illustrations were used to sell everything from perfume and jewelry to Steinway pianos.

By the 1940s, Kent was a prominent American realist painter and the Bituminous Coal Industry was one of several organizations that turned to the fine arts for promotional purposes after the war.

According to Schruers, Kent’s commission was for more than illustrations, since he was to produce 12 large oil paintings—in essence a mini-collection of industrial art—devoted to the glorification of the coal industry and the contributions it made to modern civilization.

Each painting in the series depicts a scene showing the benefits derived from coal. Superimposed over each scene is a figure resembling an ancient Greek God, holding a lump of bituminous coal that glows with a whitish light.

“To Make Dream Homes Come True,” created in 1945, was number six in the series and promoted coal for home heating, appearing in magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post. In this painting, the God-like figure beams over the blueprint of a planned American suburb in the years just following World War II. The chunk of coal in the figure’s right hand illuminates the houses being positioned in the expanding development.

Schruers has been key to bringing Kent’s Bituminous Coal Series to public attention. He currently serves as temporary assistant professor of art history at Fairmont State University and also as instructor of art history and gallery director of the Martha Gault Art Gallery at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

He has published widely in the area of industrial art, particularly in relation to the coal industry. He is co-author of the book “Wonders of Works and Labor: The Steidle Collection of American Industrial Art” (2009).

Art Up Close! events are held several times each year and present WVU faculty and guest artists from various disciplines discussing a single work of art from the perspectives of their disciplines. Audience members have the opportunity to view the actual works of art at the programs.

Art Up Close! is co-sponsored by the Art Museum of WVU and the Friends of the Museum, a membership group for people who enjoy the arts and social, educational and cultural activities revolving around art.

For more information about the program on Dec. 8, contact the Art Museum of WVU at (304) 292-4359.

12 Nov

The Art Museum of West Virginia University will close over the Thanksgiving holiday during Nov. 21-29. It will reopen and be back on its regular schedule beginning Wednesday, Dec. 2, according to museum director Joyce Ice.

“Our regular hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,” Dr. Ice said. “But due to the absence of students who help staff the museum, we have decided to close while students are gone for the Thanksgiving holiday and reopen again the following Wednesday.”

The Art Museum is located near the corner of Patteson Drive and Morrill Way at the Evansdale Campus North Entrance. Since the new building opened in late August, many visitors have come to view the exhibition “Visual Conversations: Looking and Listening,” which presents over 100 works from the collection of the Art Museum.

For information on the museum, call (304) 293-4359 or see the website at http://artmuseum.wvu.edu.

12 Nov

The Art Museum of West Virginia University invites the campus and community to an Open House from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17. According to museum director Joyce Ice, “This evening will be an opportunity for students, faculty, and community residents to visit the museum for the first time or a chance for those who wish to return and view the exhibition again.” Throughout the evening, three docents will give brief presentations focusing on four specific works of art in the current exhibition, “Visual Conversations: Looking and Listening:”

At 5:30 p.m., Art Jacknowitz will talk about a work of art in keeping with the season, William Robinson Leigh’s “Turkey Shoot”, in the McGee Gallery on the ground floor. At 6 p.m., Betsy Mullet will compare two works by Virginia B. Evans, “The Guitarist” and “Ohio Valley.” And at 6:30 p.m. George Trapp, will lead a discussion of Gregory Gillespie’s “The Hall Corner: Graves House” in the upper gallery. Visitors may stay for all three presentations or drop in and out as they wish.

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William Robinson Leigh, American, 1866 – 1955, The Turkey Shoot, 1906, oil on canvas, Framed: 30×28 in., Gift of Harvey D. Peyton

Light refreshments will be available in the Grand Hall of the Museum Education Center.

The Art Museum is located near the corner of Patteson Drive and Morrill Way at the Evansdale Campus North Entrance. Since the new building opened in late August, hundreds of visitors have come to view the inaugural exhibition, which presents over 100 works by artists represented in the collection of the museum.

Admission to the Art Museum of WVU is free. Parking is available in Area 51 after 5 pm.

For information, call (304) 293-4359 or visit the museum’s website at http://artmuseum.wvu.edu.

10 Sep

September 10, 2015

I could not help but be struck by the contrast. Just a few weeks ago we here at WVU celebrated the opening of the Art Museum—an accomplishment to be proud of with all the wonderful opportunities it offers to both campus and community. It represents free access to a beautiful new building that presents art from a variety of time periods, media, artists and cultures. The collection is international in scope and encourages free expression and creativity, inviting diverse perspectives and cross-disciplinary approaches to art.

At the same time we’re celebrating, the centuries-old artistic heritage of cultures is being threatened daily with destruction in many parts of the world.

The recent murder of a well-respected archeologist, Khaled Asaad, 82, in Palmyra, Syria, by Islamic State militants, was heartbreaking and shocking in its brutality. Despite the risks, Mr. Asaad chose to stay in the city in an attempt to protect the ancient ruins which he had worked for so many years to preserve. Sadly, the temple there was destroyed.

The destruction of cultural heritage, like the Buddha statues dynamited earlier in Afghanistan by the Taliban, becomes a blunt weapon of oppression, used to deny a people’s past achievements and to undermine a sense of pride and historical continuity. That artistic and cultural treasures are seen as threatening is actually a testament to the power of art to defy extremist ideology. Art speaks across generations to the present day, bearing witness to the past and offering possibilities for the future. Art has the capacity to communicate across time and space, to challenge our concepts and transform conventional thinking,

The ongoing conflict not only affects the people of Syria and their cultural heritage—it is our
collective heritage that is at risk. The work of the amazing “Monuments Men” during World War II continues today, led by museum professionals like the Smithsonian’s Corine Wegener who also served in the military. She will be speaking September 17 at 7 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre at the Creative Arts Center as part of the Dan and Betsy Brown Lecture Series.

As an Army officer in Iraq with the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, with Arts, Monuments and Archives, Corine Wegener was instrumental in helping to recover and preserve the collections of the Iraq National Museum after the looting occurred during the U.S. invasion of 2003.

Her presentation will focus on this experience and efforts by the Smithsonian and other organizations to save cultural heritage around the world.

It’s an important subject that deserves our attention.

8 Sep

_These are the remarks made by Dr. Joyce Ice, Director of the Art Museum of WVU, during the dedication ceremony held August 25, 2015.

Today, for just a moment, I’d like to ask you to think with me about two words, art and museum, either together or separately, and consider what they mean to you. For those of us who have been exposed to a variety of art forms and have had opportunities to visit many museums, the words most likely call up good memories of beauty and art, culture and history, perhaps even intriguing or invigorating challenges to previous thinking.

“The purpose of art,” as James Baldwin once said, “is to lay bare the questions that have been hidden by the answers.”

For novice museum-goers, the words art museum may evoke a feeling of uneasiness or insecurity instead. They may think: “I don’t belong here,” “What do I know about art?” They may feel out of place or even fearful.

I’m proud to say the Art Museum of WVU is a place for both of these broadly described groups: a place that encourages people to ask questions about the works they are seeing, about the artists, about themselves.

Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic docents and staff, our well-designed exhibits and signage, and our diverse collection of art will make the museum a welcoming as well as an inspiring environment, offering encounters that range from ceramics dating to the Silla Dynasty of Korea prior to the 10th century, to sculptures by self-taught artists in Appalachia, to dazzling contemporary murals, such as the one you’ll see inside the lobby painted earlier this year by How and Nosm.

We are proud that the Art Museum of WVU charges no admission—it’s free. But monetary barriers aren’t the only ones being broken. Art is free-ing—it frees people to explore, to feel, to learn, and to create.

In this stimulating environment, art calls us to take some risks, and invites us to discover who we are, and with that knowledge to connect with one another. It allows communities to interact with the University in different ways, adding to the cultural vitality that makes Morgantown one of the best small cities in America while contributing to its well-being and that of our region and our state. In this setting, school teachers and university faculty alike will find additional resources to enhance the educational experiences of students from Nursery School through graduate school.

When I first arrived at WVU as freshman from my hometown of Paden City, West Virginia, I could never have pictured this day. However, at the time, I did realize that for me, as for many other students like me, WVU opened a whole new world of possibilities.

Here, I found a place to belong and a sense of identity—and people who encouraged my growth as a student and as a person. My career path led me out of the state and eventually, to a position as director of a museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Now, years later, I’m so grateful to have been able to come home to serve as director of the Art Museum of WVU, and to share this incredible experience with all of you.

Welcome to the Art Museum of West Virginia University!

Welcome to your Art Museum!

Thank you.