By August 26, 2015 Read More →

WVU opens art museum on Evansdale Campus

Daily Athenaeum photo by Nick Golden Children cut the balloons outside the Art Museum, officially declaring it open.

Daily Athenaeum photo by Nick Golden
Children cut the balloons outside the Art Museum, officially declaring it open.

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…

[Read the full story]

Posted in: Photos

Comments are closed.