Past Exhibitions

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.”

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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.

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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.

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Visual Conversations: Looking and Listening

Connections were discovered among the works of art in "Visual Conversations: Looking and Listening," all from the museum’s collection. Curator Robert Bridges selected particular works for their individual expression and their dialogues with one another. The works sparked visual associations that transcended time and place, offering new possibilities and relationships. 

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