FacilitiesLocated on the Evansdale campus, the Art Museum of WVU features two distinct and integrated facilities, the Art Museum and the Museum Education Center, along with the Nath Sculpture Garden.
The Art Museum
The Art Museum was dedicated and opened its doors on August 25, 2015. The facility inncludes:
- 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
- Lobby space to welcome and orient museum visitors
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
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.