For nearly the entire history of the medium, violins have appeared in photographs in ways that signify talent, status, geography, and culture – and have often been presented as beautiful objects unto themselves. This exhibition, featuring 250 original photographs, spans a period of more than 175 years from the 1840s to today, and includes examples of nearly every photographic process.
War and combat are inextricably part of the human experience, and art helps us make sense of the ways such conflict brings out the worst—and sometimes the best—in us. This exhibition, in conjunction with the WVU class “The Holocaust in East European Literature and Film,” brings together objects in the Art Museum’s collection for viewers to consider how creative expression in any medium helps us to both understand and reckon the violence of war and combat that permeates our world.
Location: Stewart Hall, Second Floor
This off-site exhibition explores themes related to the 2022-23 Campus Read common reading experience, Interior Chinatown: A Novel by Charles Yu. It features several objects from the collection of the Art Museum of WVU that explore how visual artists have chosen to express diverse aspects of both personal and collective identities.