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Wendy Red Star photographs subject of Lunchtime Looks March 6

Wendy Red Star photograph

Art Museum of West Virginia University Director Todd J. Tubutis will take a closer look at the museum’s recently acquired photographs by Wendy Red Star during Lunchtime Looks on March 6.

Red Star is an Apsáalooke (Crow) artist, and an important figure in contemporary Native American photography. Her “Four Seasons” series depicts her in traditional dress posed against vividly colored artificial backdrops. They have the potential to stimulate powerful conversations about Native American representation and history.

Tubutis has been the director of the Art Museum of WVU for one year. His previous leadership roles include associate director of the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and executive director of Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon. 

Lunchtime Looks begins at 12 p.m. Friday, March 6. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch, as time will be allotted at the beginning of the event for attendees to eat and socialize. The presentation will commence at 12:20 p.m. in the McGee Gallery of the Art Museum of WVU. The session will end by 1 p.m.

Lunchtime Looks, and the Art Museum of WVU, is always free and open to the public. The Art Museum and Museum Education Center are located near the corner of Patteson Drive and Morrill Way at the Evansdale Campus North Entrance. Parking is available in short-term lots ST-1 and ST-9, with pay stations, one located near Patteson Drive and the other near the new Evansdale Crossing building. 

For more information about the Lunchtime Looks program, contact the Art Museum of WVU at (304) 293-7790.