The Art Museum of West Virginia University is located near the Creative Arts Center on Patteson Drive, making the University's vast art collection more accessible to the campus and public alike. The facility has two art galleries that present touring exhibitions as well as exhibitions drawn from the University's collection.
- Two art galleries totaling approximately 5,400 square-feet of exhibition space
built to environmental standards for temperature, humidity, and light levels
required for the safe display of works of art
- Collection research and study room for examination of works of art
- Collection storage area to securely protect and preserve works of art
Museum Education Center
West Virginia University completed renovation of an existing two-story building in
2010, the former Erickson Alumni Center designed by noted architect Michael Graves,
Rent the MEC
- Museum offices for staff
- Grand Hall for educational programs, including lectures, musical and theatrical
- Rental facility for meetings, receptions and dinners
Nath Sculpture Garden
The Nath Sculpture Garden was dedicated in September 2016, named after retired WVU
professors, the late Joginder Nath and his surviving wife, Charlotte.
"The sculpture garden emphasizes nature and art in a space people will find appealing
and attractive - a place they will want to spend time," Nath said. "It extends
the museum setting to the outdoors for art to be appreciated and enjoyed by many
and for students and faculty to learn and grow."
The garden stretches for 2.5 acres in front of the Art Museum and includes sculptures
from Zimbabwe, China and the United States.