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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 p.m. 


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. 

Hot Chocolate and Heroes

Saturday, December 1
Art Museum and Education Center
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Come warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and art on Saturday, December 1 from 2:30-4:30. The Art Museum of WVU invites families to “Hot Chocolate and Heroes.” The event is inspired by the Museum’s newest exhibition, “My Hero! Contemporary Art and Superhero Action.” Visitors can immerse themselves in works of art featuring a wide variety of heroes and then make a superhero mask over a cup of hot chocolate in the Museum Education Center. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Lunchtime Looks

Friday, December 7    
Museum Education Center, Galleries
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

This month’s presentation will take a behind the scenes look at Collections Management and the presenter will be Karen Louvar. Karen is currently serving as Registrar at the Art Museum of WVU. She hopes to explain the importance of provenance and problem solving typical collection issues.  

Karen will give a short PowerPoint, beginning at 12:20 in the Grand Hall. Afterwards, audience members will have a chance to ask questions, and the Museum galleries will be open for further exploration. 

Prior to the talk, all are invited to bring a brown-bag lunch to the Museum Education Center Grand Hall at 12:00 PM to converse with Museum staff and fellow museum-goers as they enjoy their midday meal. The session will end by 1:00 p.m., for those who need to get back to their offices.

Free and open to the public.