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CURRENT Exhibitions


Brilliant: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection

February 7 - December 6, 2020

“Brilliant” celebrates acquisitions made by the Art Museum of WVU over the past several years and includes a number of rarely seen treasures from its permanent collection—­­many exhibited for the first time. Together, the works in this exhibition exemplify art of the present and recent past, as expressed by artists that seek intelligence and intensity in the objects they create.

Detail of collage by Bailey

Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press

Upcoming Fall 2020 

There is no singular way to look at the complexities of race and representation in contemporary art. Drawing on the diverse practices of several African American artists from across the US, this exhibition features more than 50 prints, paintings, quilts, and sculptural objects. 

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  • Becky Senf Headshot

    Making a Photographer

      5:00 p.m.

    Dr. Rebecca Senf is Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. Her B.A. in Art History is from the University of Arizona; her M.A. and Ph.D. were awarded by Boston University. In 2012, her book  Reconstructing the View: The Grand Canyon Photographs of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe  was released by University of California Press; in 2017, her book  To Be Thirteen, showcasing the work of Betsy Schneider, was published by Radius Press and Phoenix Art Museum. Senf is an Ansel Adams scholar and author of a book on the photographer’s early years, called  Making a Photographer, co-published by the CCP and Yale University Press in 2020.  

  • Sara Terry headshot

    "Hidden on the Surface: Photographing the Aftermath of Conflict" 
    a conversation with
    Sara Terry

      5:30 p.m.

    Sara Terry is an award-winning documentary photographer, filmmaker, and journalist best known for her work covering post-conflict stories. She is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, awarded for her long-term project “Forgiveness and Conflict: Lessons from Africa.” Her first post-conflict body of work, “Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace,” led her to found The Aftermath Project in 2003 on the premise that “War is Only Half the Story.” An accomplished speaker on aftermath and visual literacy issues, her many lectures include a 2013 TedX talk as well as appearances at museums and venues such as the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.

    This program is supported by a Campus Read Grant from WVU’s Humanities Center in conjunction with this year’s common reading experience, The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After.

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