Collective Insight: The Harvey and Jennifer Peyton Collection
March 20, 2019 - January 19, 2020
Harvey and Jennifer Peyton have assembled one of the premier collections of art in
West Virginia. It is significant for being both regional and national in scope,
and for representing a diversity of American artists—including a number who were
committed to advancing social justice through their artistic pursuits.
The exhibition celebrates the expertise and foresight of these collectors with a
selection of more than 60 paintings, prints, and drawings that represent some of
the most important artistic movements of the twentieth century—including American
modernism, social realism, and mid-century abstraction.
The Art Museum is fortunate to have received several gifts from the Peyton Collection
over the past two decades. Now part of the permanent collection, these objects
will be preserved, studied and exhibited for the long-term benefit of the University
community and the many visitors from Morgantown and beyond.
The Art Museum of West Virginia University is deeply grateful to Harvey and
Jennifer Peyton for their years of generosity and continued commitment to
This exhibition is made possible in part through generous support of the Friends
of the Art Museum, William and Linda Hagerty, and the Joyce Ice Fund for Acquisitions
Cut Up/Cut Out
October 12 -
December 8, 2019
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. The
process and precision required for this method of art-making is laborious, technically
demanding and always astonishing. Representing a diversity of styles and techniques,
this exhibition brings together original works that span a variety of media –
from paper and plastic to metal and rubber – by more than 50 artists from around
Cut Up/Cut Out was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions,
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.
Sponsored by Laurie Erickson and E. Gordon Gee.
Additional support provided by the Friends of the Art Museum,
William and Linda Hagerty, and the Joyce Ice Fund for Exhibitions and