MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The fine arts came a little closer to home for West Virginia University students this week.
After months of planning, WVU officially opened its Art Museum, located near the Creative Arts Center on the Evansdale Campus. The new building houses two large galleries purchased and donated by WVU alumni and friends.
Collectively, the galleries hold more than 3,000 pieces of art.
“The mission of the museum is an educational one,” said Joyce Ice, the Art Museum’s director. “We want to offer the art collection to people who want to learn about art and appreciate it across many different disciplines.”
Featuring renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, George Bellows and Andy Warhol, the museum is designed to serve as an educational and cultural tool for students and members of the community…