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Snow Much Fun! Family Day

Sunday, November 17
Art Museum and Museum Education Center
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

Come warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and make some snowflakes to prepare for the upcoming snowy season! On Sunday November 17th from 2:00-4:00 PM, The Art Museum of WVU invites families to “Snow Much Fun!” The event is inspired by the Museum’s newest exhibition, Cut Up/Cut Out. All the works of art in the exhibition feature artists who use cutting as part of their artistic practice. Visitors can gain inspiration from the exhibition’s intricate works of cut paper. Then, they can head over to the Museum Education Center to make their own paper snowflakes and other paper-cutting art projects. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. 

Lunchtime Looks

Friday, December 6
Museum Education Center Grand Hall, Art Museum
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Amy Hirshman is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at West Virginia University. She specializes in ancient western Mesoamerican archaeology and teaches courses on archeology, cultural anthropology, and material culture. Her Lunchtime Looks presentation will focus on the exhibition "Cut Up/Cut Out," which is on display from October 12th through December 8th. Artists in the exhibition use cutting and piercing practices to create their works of art. Dr. Hirshman will explore how these transformations of objects-which include oil drums, books, leaves, receipt paper rolls, and maps-change the objects’ “biographies.” These examples of material culture are all manipulated in ways that divorce them from their original uses. Dr. Hirshman will address the challenges that such artistic transformations pose for archeologists and those who look at a society’s artifacts to understand more about them. 

Prior to the talk, all are invited to bring a brown-bag lunch to the Museum Education Center Grand Hall to converse with Dr. Hirshman, Museum staff and fellow museum-goers.

Free and open to the public.