On loan from the Maier Museum of Art, this exhibition features rarely exhibited works on paper and oil paintings, including Arthur B. Davies Figurative Works on Paper from the Randolph College and Mac Cosgrove-Davies Collections and Arthur B. Davies Paintings from the Randolph College Collection.
“Brilliant” celebrates acquisitions made by the Art Museum of WVU over the past several
years and includes a number of rarely seen treasures from its permanent collection—many
exhibited for the first time. Together, the works in this exhibition exemplify
art of the present and recent past, as expressed by artists that seek intelligence
and intensity in the objects they create.
Sponsored by the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust.
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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.
For this program, Museum Director Todd 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.
Free and open to the public.