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View, “In Concert: Photography and the Violin,” at the Art Museum of WVU this spring

A major exhibition at the Art Museum of West Virginia University this spring explores society’s relationship with the violin and its meanings over time and across the globe.

For nearly the entire history of the medium, violins have appeared in photographs in ways that signify talent, status, geography, and culture—and have often been presented as beautiful objects unto themselves.

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Friend of WVU makes major gift for major art acquisitions

George Lilley, a longtime supporter of West Virginia University, has donated $50,000 to the Art Museum of WVU to support a new major acquisitions fund.

Lilley has lived and worked in West Virginia for more than 50 years. Together with his wife, Mavis Grant, the couple has a passion for helping their community with an emphasis on creating opportunities for art education.

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'In/Humanity: Combat and War in Art' opens at the Art Museum of WVU

The Art Museum of West Virginia University reopens for the spring semester on Saturday, Jan. 21, with new exhibitions in both galleries, including “In/Humanity: Combat and War in Art.”

“In/Humanity: Combat and War in Art” focuses on how war and combat are inextricably part of the human experience, and art helps us make sense of the ways such conflict brings out the worst—and sometimes the best—in society. 

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School of Music names new Director

With a passion for combining music, collaboration, and service, Clarinetist Kelly Burke will take the helm of the West Virginia University School of Music as Director, effective July 1.

Burke is currently a Professor of Music previously having held positions as Associate Dean in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

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Kathryn G. and Leroy W. Maes Endowed Theatre Scholarship

As an alumna and former faculty member, Kathy Maes considers her time at West Virginia University the foundation of her success throughout her career as a vocal coach. It’s the reason why she decided to make a planned gift supporting students in the School of Theatre & Dance.

A native of Oakland, Maryland, Maes began her journey at WVU in 1963.

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Three major awards received by WVU music community

Three members of the West Virginia University School of Music faculty and an alumnus have taken home awards at the American Musicological Society-Society for Ethnomusicology-Society of Music Theory's joint annual meeting.

H. Robert Cohen/RIPM Award 

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