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.