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The Art Museum of WVU makes education, opportunity, engagement, culture and creativity possible.
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The Art Museum of WVU is free and open to the public during regular hours.
Art Museum Regular Hours
Wednesday: 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Hours subject to change for holidays and University breaks. Galleries are subject to closure. The Museum Education Center
staff offices operate on a different schedule: M-F, 8:15 a.m. – 4:45
Visitors to the Museum may park in one of the two nearby paid parking lots,
Short Term Lot 1 or Short Term Lot 9. Proceed on foot along the museum driveway or through the Nath
Sculpture Garden to the museum’s entrance, which faces Patteson Drive.
There are ADA accessible parking spots in the driveway directly in front
of the museum’s entrance. Parking here is free.
Parking is free on the weekends. During the week, visitors may park without penalty in Area 51 after 4:30 p.m.
March 20, 2019 - January 19, 2020
October 12 - December 8, 2019
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.