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Visitors to the Museum may park in one of the two nearby paid parking lots, Short Term Lot 1 or Short Term Lot 9. Proceed on foot along the museum driveway or through the Nath Sculpture Garden to the museum’s entrance, which faces Patteson Drive.
There are ADA accessible parking spots in the driveway directly in front of the museum’s entrance.
January 18 - March 8, 2019
On view until Sunday, February 24, 2019
Featuring works from the WVU Collection
Artist Peter Saul’s recent paintings, Man with Secret, 2016, and Buddy, 2018, will be the focus of the next Art Up Close! at the Museum Education Center, on Wednesday, February 20th.Presented by Patrick Jones, Coordinator of Drawing and Lecturer of Art and Art History at the School of Art and Design, College of Creative Arts, West Virginia University, the program begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Museum Education Center Grand Hall, which is located near the corner of Patteson Drive and Morrill Way at the Evansdale Campus North Entrance.
The subject of the March presentation is Peter Saul's print Nude Descending a Staircase, which is on display in the Museum’s new exhibition, Paintings and Sculptures by Sally and Peter Saul. Saul’s piece is one of a series of work that the artist created which relates to one of the most famous and controversial paintings of Early Modern Art, Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 from 1912. The presenter will be Dr. Bernie Schultz. Dr. Schultz is currently serving as the Co-Interim Director of the Art Museum of WVU and is Professor Emeritus of Art History in the College of Creative Arts. He has also served the College as both Associate Dean and Dean. Bernie's presentation will focus on the visual dialogue established between these two works of art, emphasizing Saul's playful yet serious response as a contemporary artist.