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Exhibitions in the McGee Gallery bring ideas and objects together in new ways, highlighting the breadth and depth of the Art Museum’s permanent collection:
For nearly the entire history of the medium, violins have appeared in photographs in ways that signify talent, status, geography, and culture – and have often been presented as beautiful objects unto themselves. This exhibition, featuring 250 original photographs, spans a period of more than 175 years from the 1840s to today, and includes examples of nearly every photographic process.
War and combat are inextricably part of the human experience, and art helps us make sense of the ways such conflict brings out the worst—and sometimes the best—in us. This exhibition, in conjunction with the WVU class “The Holocaust in East European Literature and Film,” brings together objects in the Art Museum’s collection for viewers to consider how creative expression in any medium helps us to both understand and reckon the violence of war and combat that permeates our world.
In the first program of 2023, Dr. Mikylah Myers will explore the exhibition In Concert: Photography and the Violin through her personal connection to the exhibition’s themes and medium. Dr. Myers is herself a nationally recognized violinist and Associate Dean of Artistic and Scholarly Achievement in the College of Creative Arts.
Inspired by the current exhibition, In/Humanity: Combat and War in Art, three WVU faculty will offer their perspectives on how visual depictions of conflict can help us better understand the human experience of war and trauma. Through a moderated conversation and facilitated Q&A, the panelists will connect their areas of expertise to themes explored in the exhibition.