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05-12-2021
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
11-27-2020 Closed Closed for University Holiday
11-28-2020 Closed Closed for University Holiday
11-29-2020 Closed Closed for University Holiday
Admission is always free

Virtual Opportunities

Although the current pandemic limits our capacity to host large groups of visitors, we remain available as a resource for WVU, the community, and the state of West Virginia. We’re here to help your group or class continue to engage with the art in our exhibitions and collections.

Virtual Field Trip

On Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:00 am - noon, museum education staff are available to host virtual K-12 “field trips.” The field trips will consist of a walk-through of current exhibitions with 4-6 stops at selected works of art for more in-depth looking and questioning. The themes and content of these stops can be tailored to your curricular needs. Teachers will also be provided with lesson plans for a related art-making activity.

University instructors can arrange similar virtual tours for their students based on their class schedule and educator availability (not limited to the K-12 timeframe).

Virtual tours must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance. 

Fill out the Virtual Tour request form  

Customized Synchronous Sessions with Museum Staff

In addition to virtual tours, the museum staff is here to support you and your teaching in a variety of ways, including:

  • A guest lecture from a member of the museum’s curatorial or education staff on a topic central to your learning goals.
  • A class conversation about professional opportunities in the museum field.
  • A customized collection visit featuring images of works from the museum’s collection, not currently on display.
  • A facilitated workshop related to the themes and topic of your course. There are a variety of possibilities including, but not limited to:
    • A writing class using our collection to inspire ekphrastic poetry or descriptive text.
    • An education class creating lesson plans inspired by our collection.
    • A science class using art as a forum for honing observation skills.

To arrange any of the above, please contact educational programs manager, Heather Harris at heather.harris@mail.wvu.edu.

Virtual Events

We are planning to offer a free virtual programming for the general public and we invite you to consider including them in your syllabus or lesson plan. Event descriptions will be posted as they are confirmed. Museum staff are available to help you link the content of the programs to your curricula.

Online Resources

In addition to the synchronous options detailed above, the museum also has art kits and videos available online for you and your students. If you have any questions about the content of these resources or need more information about the artworks featured, please contact educational programs manager, Heather Harris at heather.harris@mail.wvu.edu.

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