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'Meet the Director' edition of Art Up Close! April 17

Todd J. Tubutis

A special edition of Art Up Close! on April 17 will be an opportunity to get to know the new director of the Art Museum of West Virginia University.

Join us for a casual conversation between Todd J. Tubutis, the new director of the Art Museum of West Virginia University, and Jesse Wright, news director for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. The pair will talk about how Tubutis’s background led him to Morgantown, what makes an academic art institution unique, and what the future may hold for the Art Museum.

Wright, who was raised in South Africa and witnessed the end of apartheid, will also share his impressions of a new exhibition featuring a series of prints by internationally celebrated South-Africa based artist William Kentridge, Universal Archive.

The program begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Museum Education Center Grand Hall, which is located near the corner of Patteson Drive and Morrill Way at the Evansdale Campus North Entrance. The event is free and open to the public.

Art Up Close! events are held through the academic year and present WVU faculty and guest artists from various disciplines discussing a work of art from the perspectives of their disciplines. The events are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Museum, a membership group for people who enjoy the arts and social, educational and cultural activities revolving around art.

Parking is available in short-term lot ST-1, located at the intersection of Fine Arts Drive and Morrill Way.

For more information about the Art Up Close! program, contact the Art Museum of WVU at (304) 293-7790