Art Museum of WVU

Blessings from the Blochs

The late Stuart and Stephanie Bloch were devoted supporters of the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts. Their generosity and commitment impacted thousands of students throughout the years, and will continue to do so for decades to come.

“The Blochs were wonderful and gracious people with a great love of life, engagement for life and love for each other,” said Bernie Schultz, former dean of the college and retired professor of art history. “They had a love and passion for the arts, and they believed strongly in advancing education.”

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Art Museum of WVU serves as regional education resource

During public visiting hours, the Art Museum of West Virginia University is a sanctuary of peace and culture, where visitors can view regional and international artwork in a welcoming and professional environment. In the hours the museum is closed to the public, it welcomes hundreds of students each month to use its exhibits and resources as an outlet for learning.

“We welcome students as young as pre-school to those in medical school at the university,” said Joy Ice, director of the museum. “Our art collection provides us the ability to tailor the museum visit to each group.”

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Docent Roger Lohmann to present ‘Lunchtime Looks’ program Nov. 29

Roger Lohmann, a docent at the Art Museum of West Virginia University, will present “A Closer Look At The Elements by Nicola López: Fire, Air, Water And Especially, Earth,” a program about the artist’s series on the four elements, currently on view in the Deem Gallery, as the museum’s popular “Lunchtime Looks” program continues on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Nicola López’s work examines the built environment and in this series, explores the relationship of earth, air, fire and water in an urban setting.

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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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