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10-23-2021
Weekly Schedule
Day of the Week Open Time Close Time
Sunday 12:30 6:00 p.m.
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed Closed
Wednesday Closed Closed
Thursday 12:30 6:00 p.m.
Friday 12:30 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:30 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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Welcome Back

The Art Museum is open for the fall semester with new exhibitions and new hours.

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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.

Take a look at our collection

Current Exhibitions

Black and Blue, abstract painting by Blanche Lazzell

McGee Gallery

Ongoing

The McGee Gallery brings ideas and objects together in new ways that highlight the breadth and depth of the museum’s permanent collection.

Lotus Bed II by Robert Rauschenberg

Rauschenberg in China: The Lotus Series

August 21—December 12, 2021

Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008) was a groundbreaking and influential American artist who worked in diverse mediums over a six-decade career, including painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and printmaking. This exhibition highlights Rauschenberg’s extended artistic interest in China, from photographs made during his first trip there 1982 to the final large-scale graphic works he completed shortly before his death:  The  Lotus Series.

Image by Paul Strand of black and white archway

Water Between Us: Art and the Campus Read

Ongoing

Location: Stewart Hall, Second Floor

This off-site exhibition explores themes related to the 2021-22 Campus Read common reading experience, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú. It features several photographs of Mexico and its people from the 1930s by American photographer Paul Strand alongside a series of lithographs that look at borders, boundaries, and the social and political implications of mapping and identity co-created by visual artist Enrique Chagoya and poet Alberto Rios—all from the collection of the Art Museum of WVU.

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Events

  • An image of a man with his back turned looking at hanging silk

    Lunchtime Looks: Sam Hensley 

      12 p.m.

    Sam Hensley is a junior Art History student at WVU, who spent the summer working at the Museum as the inaugural Jacknowitz Summer Intern. Hensley’s talk will focus on Robert Rauschenberg’s Study for Chinese Summerhall photograph series, part of the Museum’s Rauschenberg in China exhibition, and will consider the cross-cultural context of the works as well as their placement and significance within Postmodern art developments. 

  • An image of a man and a woman staring off into a desert landscape from a lookout.

    The Persistence of Land

      6 p.m.

    This presentation by Michael Sherwin, associate professor of art in WVU’s School of Art & Design, will connect his own place-based art making and research with objects on display in the Trees on the Mountain: Landscapes from Appalachia and Beyond, currently on view in the McGee gallery.

    Sherwin will share his decade-long photography project, Vanishing Points, that focuses on significant sites of Indigenous American presence, including sacred landforms, earthworks, documented archaeological sites and contested battlegrounds.

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