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The Art Museum of WVU makes education, opportunity, engagement, culture and creativity possible.

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EXPERIENCE ART

The Art Museum of WVU is free and open to the public during regular hours. 

Art Museum Regular Hours

Wednesday: 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Thursday: 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

Holiday Hours:
CLOSED on November 21-23 for University holiday.
OPEN November 24-25

Hours subject to change for holidays and University breaks. Galleries are subject to closure.
The Museum Education Center staff offices operate on a different schedule: M-F, 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. 

Parking

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. 

My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action

November 1 - December 31, 2018

A traveling exhibit featuring the sprawling collection of 50-75 international artworks that explore iconic superhero imagery, along with reimagined interpretations of our classic heroes. The artists in the exhibition both pay homage to these universal idols, and also present critical questions about their popularity and God-like stature. Some artists in the exhibition spin the fantasy further by imagining the hero as a child, as an aging being and even as an animal. 

My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California.

Free and open to the public.

Art Up Close!

Wednesday, November 28
Museum Education Center, Grand Hall
5:30 p.m.

Join us for our Art Up Close! program on November 28th with a talk by Professor of Art, Joseph Lupo focused on the Museum’s newest exhibition, My Hero! Contemporary Art and Superhero Action.

Lupo’s talk will include a brief history of American comics, focusing on a few of the pioneers of the medium. Using some of the work included in the My Hero! exhibition, Lupo will also explore the complicated relationship American comics has had with contemporary art since the 1960’s and how that relationship has changed recently.

Free and open to the public. For more information about the Art Up Close! program, contact the Art Museum of WVU at (304) 293-7790.