Art & Design

WVU Art History Department visits Winthrop University

Members of the West Virginia University Art History department traveled to Rock Hill, South Carolina to join faculty and students in the Department of Anthropology at Winthrop University on a collaborative exhibition of Pre-Columbian artifacts from the Salazar Collection in honor of the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States.

On display through October 1, 2021 at the Louise Pettus Archive in Rock Hill, South Carolina, the exhibition "Preserved in Clay and Stone: Celebrating the History of Ancient Latin America" features 20 objects from the Salazar Latin American Artifacts Collection. The works represent several periods of Latin American culture and history and were selected for their emphasis on gender roles and animal imagery. 

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Art Museum resumes Lunchtime Looks

The Art Museum of West Virginia University will resume its free, in-person Lunchtime Looks Lecture Series on Friday Sept. 10. WVU’s School of Art & Design Associate Director Kristina Olson will lead the discussion on the museum’s latest exhibition "Rauschenberg in China: The Lotus Series.”

Olson teaches modern and contemporary art history. She is co-editor of the book “Social Practice Art in Turbulent Times: The Revolution Will Be Live,” author of many exhibition catalogues and an exhibition reviewer for several art magazines and journals. 

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Eve Faulkes Justice Through Design Endowment

After more than 40 years at the West Virginia University School of Art & Design, Eve Faulkes is retiring. Her legacy will live on at the school with the creation of the Eve Faulkes Justice Through Design Endowment.

The endowment will provide scholarships for underrepresented students majoring in graphic design.

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Endowed Professorships awarded in Art and Theatre

The West Virginia University College of Creative Arts has made its selections for two endowed professorships within the college.

Shoji Satake received The J. Bernard Schultz Endowed Professorship in Art and Radhica Ganapathy was awarded The Mabel DeVries Tanner Endowed Professorship in Theatre.

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Michael Sherwin’s ‘Vanishing Points’ promotes Indigenous land rights

West Virginia University Associate Professor Michael Sherwin turned his long-term photography project focused on Indigenous American presence into a book. Vanishing Points is now available for pre-order.

Vanishing Points began when Sherwin learned a local shopping center was built upon an 800-year old sacred burial ground and village site associated with the Monongahelan culture. 

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