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Past Exhibitions

Cut Up/Cut Out

Cut Up/Cut Out celebrates the tradition, innovation, and surprising beauty of decorative piercing and cutting as practiced by contemporary artists today. The transformative nature of cutting into and through a surface provides endless possibilities for converting a material from opaque to transparent, from flat to sculptural, from rigid to delicate, and from ordinary to exquisite. 

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William Kentridge: Universal Archive

Internationally acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge has produced a vast body of interrelated work in drawing, printmaking, sculpture, film, theatre, opera, and puppetry. This exhibition presents more than 75 original linocuts from an ongoing series the artist began in 2012. Featuring a repertoire of images frequently used by Kentridge across media—trees, coffee pots, cats, typewriters, birds, horses, self-portraits— Universal Archive explores how the interplay of text and images serves as a metaphor for the interaction between rational and creative processes.

Learn more: William Kentridge: Universal Archive

Paintings and Sculptures by Sally and Peter Saul

Peter Saul has been a practicing artist for more than 50 years. His paintings engage the viewer with a riot of color and images that seem to be a strange hybrid of Surrealism, Pop Art and political cartoons mixed with a Mad Magazine sensibility. His work is both beautiful and repelling as it reflects upon our political and social environment. 

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Impulse: A Trip Inside

Human beings have an innate need to create. Artists express their creative impulses through a variety of forms and media. Whether it is a Yoruba carver from Nigeria fashioning a wooden figure as a memorial to twins who have died, or Thad Mosley, a contemporary sculptor from Pittsburgh using those same carving techniques to create abstract modernist forms, both seek to visually communicate their thoughts and feelings with the world. 

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My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action

My Hero! presents a collection of international artworks that explore iconic superhero imagery, along with reimagined interpretations of our classic heroes. The artists in the exhibition both pay homage to these universal idols, and also present critical questions about their popularity and God-like stature. Some artists in the exhibition spin the fantasy further by imagining the hero as a child, as an aging being and even as an animal. 

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Flowing Beyond Heaven and Earth: Chinese Master Ceramists

“Flowing Beyond Heaven and Earth” opened at the Art Museum of West Virginia University in Morgantown on March 2, 2018.  This exhibit examines the dynamic interplay between millennia of tradition and recent years of rapid innovation. Chinese artist and curator Xiaoping Luo writes, “In Chinese contemporary ceramics, twined streams of heritage and innovation flow together to form a mighty river.”

Learn more: Flowing Beyond Heaven and Earth: Chinese Master Ceramists

20th Biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition

The 20th biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition opened at the Art Museum of West Virginia University in Morgantown on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. Eighty West Virginia artists were selected for the exhibit, which will feature 84 pieces, including painting, drawing, mixed media, craft, photography, digital art, sculpture and print.  Twenty-eight counties are represented in the show.

Learn more: 20th Biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition

Shepard Fairey: "Work Against the Clampdown"

Shepard Fairey, a contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator and founder of OBEY Clothing, emerged from the skateboarding scene. Fairey attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he first became known for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, which appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News.

Learn more: Shepard Fairey: "Work Against the Clampdown"


"FABRICation," a traveling exhibition focused on textiles, opened Thursday, Jan. 19 at the museum with a program featuring three of the seven featured artists.  

Learn more: FABRICation

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