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Art Museum resumes Lunchtime Looks

Image of Lotus VII work of art

The Art Museum of West Virginia University will resume its free, in-person Lunchtime Looks Lecture Series on Friday Sept. 10. WVU’s School of Art & Design Associate Director Kristina Olson will lead the discussion on the museum’s latest exhibition "Rauschenberg in China: The Lotus Series.”

Olson teaches modern and contemporary art history. She is co-editor of the book “Social Practice Art in Turbulent Times: The Revolution Will Be Live,” author of many exhibition catalogues and an exhibition reviewer for several art magazines and journals. 

In her Lunchtime Looks presentation, Olson will discuss the innovative and influential challenge that artist Robert Rauschenberg made to the conventions of modern art in the middle of the twentieth century and the strength of his compositional strategies in these graphic works from late in his career. It is fair to claim that Rauschenberg changed the course of art history and opened visual art to incorporate images from daily, lived experience. 

Attendees will meet in the museum’s Plevin Lobby at 12 p.m. before moving to the galleries for the discussion.

The Art Museum of WVU is located at 20 Fine Arts Drive on WVU’s Evansdale campus in Morgantown, next to the Canady Creative Arts Center. Take Patteson Drive to Morrill Way to find parking and the museum 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 Evansdale Crossing building. 

Visitors to the museum may park in Short Term Lot 1 (ST-1) or Short Term Lot 9 (ST-9). Between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., the fee for Lot 1 is $.50/hr and Lot 9 is $1.25/hr. ADA accessible parking is available at the bottom of the driveway adjacent the museum’s entrance. Parking here is free.

For more information about the Lunchtime Looks program or other upcoming events, visit or call (304) 293-7790.