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09-27-2020
Weekly Schedule
Day of the Week Open Time Close Time
Sunday 12:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed Closed
Wednesday Closed Closed
Thursday Closed Closed
Friday 12:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Special/Holiday/Closure Dates
Date (MM-DD-YYYY) Open Time Close Time Special Message
03-18-2020 Closed Closed for spring break
Admission is always free
In-person undergraduate classes resume Sept. 28. The Return to Campus website has updates about WVU's fall plans. Visit coronavirus.wvu.edu and CDC.gov for health resources related to the global pandemic.

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We're open with new hours, a new exhibition, and new guidelines to keep visitors safe. Admission is still free, but advance tickets are required for all visitors. 

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Stories to tell

The Art Museum has more than 4,000 paintings, prints, works on paper, sculpture, and ceramics with messages for you from across the globe and over the centuries.

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Current Exhibitions

Brilliant

Brilliant: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection

February 7 - December 6, 2020

“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.

Detail of collage by Bailey

Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press

August 29 - December 13, 2020

There is no singular way to look at the complexities of race and representation in contemporary art. Drawing on the diverse practices of several African American artists from across the US, this exhibition features more than 50 prints, paintings, quilts, and sculptural objects. 

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Events

  • Pam Paulson

    Lunchtime Looks: Pam Paulson

      12:00 p.m. EST

    Join us for a virtual studio tour with master printer Pam Paulson of Paulson Fontaine Press, the studio featured in  Personal to Political  now on view. Paulson received her MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1982 where she worked as a teaching assistant for artist Robert Colescott, and subsequently founded the Press in 1993. Today, Paulson Fontaine Press’ philosophy is to facilitate rather than direct an artist, creating an environment where they can do their best work. Since its founding, Paulson Fontaine Press has published more than 600 editions with more than 45 artists including Tauba Auerbach, Ross Bleckner, Spencer Finch, Charles Gaines, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, the Quilters of Gee’s Bend, Kerry James Marshall, and Martin Puryear. The Press’ entire archive is now a part of the collection of The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

  • Sara Terry headshot

    "Hidden on the Surface: Photographing the Aftermath of Conflict" 
    a conversation with
    Sara Terry

      5:30 p.m.

    Sara Terry is an award-winning documentary photographer, filmmaker, and journalist best known for her work covering post-conflict stories. She is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, awarded for her long-term project “Forgiveness and Conflict: Lessons from Africa.” Her first post-conflict body of work, “Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace,” led her to found The Aftermath Project in 2003 on the premise that “War is Only Half the Story.” An accomplished speaker on aftermath and visual literacy issues, her many lectures include a 2013 TedX talk as well as appearances at museums and venues such as the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.

    This program is supported by a Campus Read Grant from WVU’s Humanities Center in conjunction with this year’s common reading experience, The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After.

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