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01-26-2021
Weekly Schedule
Day of the Week Open Time Close Time
Sunday 12:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed Closed
Wednesday Closed Closed
Thursday Closed Closed
Friday 12:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Special/Holiday/Closure Dates
Date (MM-DD-YYYY) Open Time Close Time Special Message
11-27-2020 Closed Closed for University Holiday
11-28-2020 Closed Closed for University Holiday
11-29-2020 Closed Closed for University Holiday
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Spring Exhibitions

Explore Walker Evans American Photographs and a new McGee Gallery installation this spring. 

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Stories to tell

The Art Museum has more than 4,000 paintings, prints, works on paper, sculpture, and ceramics with messages for you from across the globe and over the centuries.

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Current Exhibitions

Interior Detail, West Virginia Coal Miner's House, photograph by Walker Evans

Walker Evans American Photographs

January 22 - April 25, 2021

The Art Museum of WVU is the first venue on a national tour of an installation that celebrates photographer Walker Evans’s landmark solo exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1938.

Poca High School and John Amos Power Plant, West Virginia

In Conversation with Walker Evans: Four Photographers

January 22 - April 25, 2021

In conjunction with Walker Evans American Photographs, on display in the Upper Gallery, the Art Museum is featuring the work of four contemporary photographers in an adjacent gallery installation. Matt Eich, Mitch Epstein, Andrea Modica, and Jared Thorne each make pictures that resonate with Walker Evans’s photographs in distinctive ways, both visually and conceptually—and sometimes unexpectedly. Together they demonstrate how Evans’s work continues to influence artists today, nearly a century after he first visited the region.

Black and Blue, abstract painting by Blanche Lazzell

McGee Gallery

Upcoming Opening January 29, 2021

In January 2021, the Art Museum will debut a dynamic exhibition in the McGee Gallery that explores the breadth and depth of the permanent collection by bringing ideas and objects together in new ways.

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Events

  • Mitch Epstein headshot by Nina Subin.

    Lunchtime Looks:
    Mitch Epstein 

      6 p.m. EST

    Mitch Epstein (born 1952, Holyoke, Massachusetts) is a photographer who helped pioneer fine-art color photography in the 1970s. Epstein's photographs are in numerous major museum collections; his "Poca High School and Amos Plant, West Virginia," 2004, was recently acquired by the Art Museum of WVU. His new series, "Property Rights," recently opened at Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas and will be published by Steidl in spring 2021. He lives with his family in New York City.

    Headshot image by Nina Subin. 

  • Andrea Modica headshot

    Lunchtime Looks: 
    Andrea Modica

      12 p.m. EST

    Andrea Modica's photographs have been exhibited internationally and are held in many prominent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A MFA graduate of Yale University, she is a Guggenheim fellow, a Fulbright Scholar, and the recipient of many other prestigious awards. Modica's work has been featured in many publications, including the New York Times Magazine, the New YorkerVanity Fair, and American Photo. Her twelve books, including Minor LeagueTreadwellHuman BeingAs We Wait, and January 1, have been met with critical acclaim. She teaches at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

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