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09-26-2022
Weekly Schedule
Day of the Week Open Time Close Time
Sunday 12:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed Closed
Wednesday Closed Closed
Thursday 12:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Friday 12:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:30 p.m. 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
Admission is always free

Past Exhibitions

Water Between Us: Art and the Campus Read

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.

Learn more: Water Between Us: Art and the Campus Read


From the Mountain: Malcolm Davis and the Art of Shino

McGee Gallery

Malcolm Davis (1937–2011) was an internationally recognized ceramic artist who maintained a studio for more than 25 years in Upshur County, West Virginia. He discovered ceramics later in life and became a successful potter and teacher renowned for developing a Japanese-style glaze widely known as “Malcolm Davis Shino.” Featuring more than 70 objects on loan from private collections, this exhibition celebrates Davis’ artistic commitment to both beauty and function through a diversity of forms designed for everyday use.

Learn more: From the Mountain: Malcolm Davis and the Art of Shino

Virtual Tour: From the Mountain: Malcolm Davis and the Art of Shino


True Colors: Picturing Identity

True Colors: Picturing Identity features selections from the New York collection of James Cottrell and Joseph Lovett exhibited for the very first time in West Virginia—including major works by Keith Haring, Deborah Kass, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol, among others. Together with objects from the Art Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition considers how contemporary artists use the human figure in painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, and photography to explore and express diverse aspects of both personal and collective identities.  

Learn more: True Colors: Picturing Identity

Virtual Tour: True Colors: Picturing Identity


Rauschenberg in China: The Lotus Series

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.

Learn more: Rauschenberg in China: The Lotus Series


In Conversation with Walker Evans: Four Photographers

In conjunction with Walker Evans American Photographs, on display in the Upper Gallery, the Art Museum is featuring the work of four contemporary photographers in an adjacent gallery installation. Matt Eich, Mitch Epstein, Andrea Modica, and Jared Thorne each make pictures that resonate with Walker Evans’s photographs in distinctive ways, both visually and conceptually—and sometimes unexpectedly. Together they demonstrate how Evans’s work continues to influence artists today, nearly a century after he first visited the region. 

Learn more: In Conversation with Walker Evans: Four Photographers


Walker Evans American Photographs

The Art Museum of WVU is the first venue on a national tour of an installation that celebrates photographer Walker Evans’s landmark solo exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1938.

Learn more: Walker Evans American Photographs


Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press

There is no singular way to look at the complexities of race and representation in contemporary art. Drawing on the diverse practices of several African American artists from across the US, this exhibition features more than 50 prints, paintings, quilts, and sculptural objects. 

Learn more: Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press


Brilliant: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection

“Brilliant” celebrates acquisitions made by the Art Museum of WVU over the past several years and includes a number of rarely seen treasures from its permanent collection—­­many exhibited for the first time. Together, the works in this exhibition exemplify art of the present and recent past, as expressed by artists that seek intelligence and intensity in the objects they create.

Learn more: Brilliant: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection


Modern Movement: Figurative Works by Arthur Bowen Davies

On loan from the Maier Museum of Art, this exhibition features rarely exhibited works on paper and oil paintings, including Arthur B. Davies Figurative Works on Paper from the Randolph College and Mac Cosgrove-Davies Collections and Arthur B. Davies Paintings from the Randolph College Collection.

Learn more: Modern Movement: Figurative Works by Arthur Bowen Davies


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