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Last 'Art Up Close!' of 2017 scheduled for Nov. 14

A 19th century portrait of a mother and two of her children by will be the focus of the next Art Up Close! at the Art Museum of West Virginia University at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 14.

Kathryn Moffett, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the WVU School of Medicine and Chief, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases will examine a portrait of Thomazine Keirle Mallowee, 1837, by Thomas J. Jackson, a gift to the museum from the family of Elaine Cather Slonneger and Robert Dean Slonneger. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Museum Education Center Grand Hall and is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Lot 51.

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West Virginia Division of Culture and History to Host Exhibition Opening at Art Museum of WVU

The 20th biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition will open at the Art Museum of West Virginia University in Morgantown on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. Eighty West Virginia artists were selected for the exhibit, which will feature 84 pieces, including painting, drawing, mixed media, craft, photography, digital art, sculpture and print.  Twenty-eight counties are represented in the show.

The exhibit opening reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain at the Art Museum of West Virginia University until Feb. 11, 2018.

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Schultz to give his final lecture at WVU

After a long career at West Virginia University, J. Bernard Schultz will give his final lecture on campus at 5 p.m. Nov. 9. 

Schultz recently retired from his position as professor of art history in the School of Art & Design at WVU’s College of Creative Arts. He had previously served as chair of the division of art, associate dean of the College of Create Arts, and from 2011 to 2014, Dean of the College. 

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CAL U professor featured in Art Up Close! Oct. 3

Presented by Michael Slaven, pofessor of history and chair of the Department of History, Politics, Society and Law at California University of Pennsylvania, the program begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Museum Education Center Grand Hall and is free and open to the public.

Slaven will discuss the ways in which art, and specifically Fairey’s works of art, can be used to influence, or even create new conceptions about culture, politics and society.

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Political science professor to talk art during Lunchtime Looks

Erik Herron, Eberly Family Professor of Political Science at West Virginia University, will present during the Art Museum of WVU’s Lunchtime Looks program Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Herron will present on “Shepard Fairey: Work Against the Clampdown,” one of two exhibitions currently on display at the museum.

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Gift adds dimension to campus

A strong connection to West Virginia University and the arts made supporting the construction of the Art Museum of WVU an easy decision for the Plevin family. 

Gloria Rosenthal Plevin was born in Pittsburgh and grew up in Clarksburg. Her husband, the late Leon Plevin, was a Weirton native studying political science at WVU. Gloria was studying art and business at Ohio University, but would occasionally travel to Morgantown to be a guest at Phi Sigma Delta fraternity socials.

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