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02-22-2020
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Day of the Week Open Time Close Time
Sunday 12:30 PM 4:30 PM
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed Closed
Wednesday 3:30 PM 7:30 PM
Thursday 3:30 PM 7:30 PM
Friday 12:30 PM 4:30 PM
Saturday 12:30 PM 4:30 PM
Special/Holiday/Closure Dates
Date (MM-DD-YYYY) Open Time Close Time Special Message
07-04-2019 Closed Closed
07-05-2019 Closed Closed
07-13-2019 1:00 PM 4:30 PM
12-25-2019 Closed Closed for Christmas day
12-26-2019 Closed Closed for winter break
12-27-2019 Closed Closed for winter break
12-28-2019 Closed Closed for winter break
12-29-2019 Closed Closed for winter break
12-30-2019 Closed Closed for winter break
12-31-2019 Closed Closed for winter break
01-01-2020 Closed Closed for winter break
01-02-2020 Closed Closed for winter break
01-03-2020 Closed Closed for winter break
01-04-2020 Closed Closed for winter break
01-05-2020 Closed Closed for winter break
01-06-2020 Closed Closed for winter break
01-07-2020 Closed Closed for winter break
01-08-2020 Closed Closed for winter break
01-09-2020 Closed Closed for winter break
01-10-2020 Closed Closed for winter break
01-11-2020 Closed Closed for winter break
01-12-2020 Closed Closed for winter break
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Events & Programs

Current and Upcoming Events

Learn more about art and how it connects us to our world in programs ranging from gallery tours to interactive experiences. 

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students walking through gallery

Opening Reception for Modern Movement & Brilliant

Saturday, February 8
Museum Education Center, Grand Hall
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


The Art Museum of WVU will hold a public reception for the opening of its exhibition "Modern Movement: Figurative Works by Arthur Bowen Davies" and "Brilliant: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection" following the matinee performance of Dance Now! at the WVU Creative Arts Center.   

Abstract yellow and red painting hanging on wall
Lunchtime Looks: Amy Alvarez

Friday, February 7
Museum Education Center, Grand Hall 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Amy Alvarez is a Teaching Assistant Professor in WVU’s English department, where she teaches undergraduate writing courses. Her research interests include: Affrilachian Poetics, Hip Hop and Gender, and Contemporary Black and Latinx Poetry in North America and the Caribbean. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Sugar House ReviewattleBlack Renaissance NoireThe Wide ShoreThe New Guard Review, and elsewhere. 

Her talk will focus on the Museum’s newest exhibition,  Brilliant, as an inspiration for ekphrastic writing.  Ekphrasis is a vivid, often poetic, description of a work of art, and has a long literary tradition. Alvarez will discuss how she has used the Museum in her teaching as well as how visual art has influenced her own writing.  

Three nudes in a landscape painting

What is Modernism? A Panel Discussion 

Wednesday, March 4
Upper Gallery, Art Museum of WVU
5:00 p.m.

The presentation will begin at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 4th in the Art Museum of WVU’s Upper Gallery. The Museum’s Educational Programs Manager, Heather Harris, will introduce the exhibition as well as provide background on Davies. Dance major Madelyn Dundon will also give a brief performance inspired by the “mother of modern dance,” Isadora Duncan. At 5:20 PM, we will move to the Grand Hall of the Museum Education Center, and the panel will commence at 5:30 PM.

Panel members include: Joshua Arthurs, Associate Professor of History; Maureen Kaddar, Teaching Assistant Professor of Dance; Kristina Olson, Associate Professor of Art History; and Johanna Winant, Assistant Professor of English. Art Museum Director Todd J. Tubutis will moderate. 

This event is free and open to the public.


Wendy Red Star print - landscape print

Lunchtime Looks: Todd J. Tubutis

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

For this program, Museum Director Todd J. Tubutis will lead an exploration of the Museum’s recently acquired photographs by Wendy Red Star. Red Star, is an Apsáalooke (Crow) artist, and an important figure in contemporary Native American photography. Her Four Seasons series depicts her in traditional dress posed against vividly-colored artificial backdrops. They have the potential to stimulate powerful conversations about Native American representation and history.  


Amy Herman

The Art of Perception: Seeing What Matters

Tuesday, March 24
Fukushima Auditorium, Health Sciences Center North

5:00 p.m. reception
5:30 p.m. lecture

Free event, but RSVPs required: bit.ly/382Isew

An art historian and attorney, Amy E. Herman uses works of art to sharpen observation, analysis, and communication skills. By showing people how to look closely at painting, sculpture, and photography, she helps them hone their visual intelligence to recognize the most pertinent and useful information as well as recognize biases that impede decision making. Herman is the founder and president of The Art of Perception, Inc., a New York-based organization that conducts professional development courses to leaders around the world including at the FBI, CIA, Scotland Yard, and the Peace Corps. She was Director of Educational Development at Thirteen/WNET, the educational public television station serving New York and New Jersey, and Head of Education at The Frick Collection for over ten years, where she oversaw all of the Collection's educational collaborations and community initiatives. Herman holds a BA in International Affairs from Lafayette College, a JD from the National Law Center at George Washington University, and an MA in Art History from Hunter College.

Co-sponsored by the HSC Office of Research and Graduate Education and the WVU Department of Sociology and Anthropology.


two nude figures on olive paper

Lunchtime Looks: MaryBeth Mandich

Friday, April 3
Museum Education Center, Grand Hall  
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. MaryBeth Mandich is the Vice Dean for Professional and Undergraduate Programs as well as the chairperson for the Physical Therapy Department at WVU’s Health Sciences Center. Her major area of clinical interest is pediatrics, especially neonatal care and follow-up. She has published articles on premature, high risk infants and developmental care, as well as outcome. Her Lunchtime Looks talk will focus on our current exhibition, Modern Movement: Arthur Bowen Davies Figurative Works on Paper. The exhibit’s title refers both to Davies’ influence on modern art as the curator of the 1913 Armory show and to his interest in bodies in motion. Many of the works featured in the exhibition feature “continuous composition,” or one figure in a succession of poses, meant to suggest movement. Dr. Mandich will explore the importance of movement to the human condition from her perspective as a physical therapist. Her talk will invite discussion of movement as a subject for art through an examination of its fundamental role in the human experience.  


Lunchtime Looks: Travis Stimeling

Friday,  May 1
Museum Education Center, Grand Hall  
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Image and details about this event are forthcoming.


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