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Weekly Schedule
Day of the Week Open Time Close Time
Sunday Closed Closed until further notice
Monday Closed Closed until further notice
Tuesday Closed Closed until further notice
Wednesday Closed Closed until further notice
Thursday Closed Closed until further notice
Friday Closed Closed until further notice
Saturday Closed Closed until further notice
Special/Holiday/Closure Dates
Date (MM-DD-YYYY) Open Time Close Time Special Message
03-18-2020 Closed Closed for spring break
Admission is always free
WVU has announced plans for on-campus classes this fall, with base tuition and fees unchanged. Visit for the latest regarding COVID-19.


Our Mission

The Art Museum of West Virginia University provides a welcoming and stimulating educational and research environment for diverse audiences to experience the transforming power of art. Exploring contemporary artistic innovation as well as artistic traditions of different cultures helps us to understand ourselves, our communities and our world.
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Art Museum

The Art Museum of West Virginia University is located near the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady 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
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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, to accommodate:

  • Museum offices for staff
  • Grand Hall for educational programs, including lectures, musical and theatrical performances
  • Rental facility for meetings, receptions and dinners
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spiral rock maze in sculpture garden

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.

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