Taking advantage of the slower pace in Morgantown during West Virginia University’s Spring Break, the Art Museum of WVU will offer special guided tours on Wednesday and Thursday, March 23 and 24, beginning at 2 p.m. each day.

No reservations are required for the “walk-in” tours and they are free and open to the public. They will be conducted by museum staff and docents and will last approximately one hour. Anyone interested in taking a tour should come to the Art Museum main entrance at 2 p.m.

The museum will otherwise be closed during the rest of Spring Break, from March 19-27, and will reopen and be back on its regular schedule beginning Wednesday, March 30, according to museum director Joyce Ice.

“Although the museum will be closed for Spring Break, we will offer something special for the public during that week,” Dr. Ice said.

“Visitors will enjoy ‘Visual Conversations: Looking and Listening,’ the exhibition in the museum’s upper gallery, which contains sections on modernism and regionalism of the 20th century, as well as contemporary works of art. Featured artists include Gregory Gillespie, William Conger, Clarksburg native James Edward Davis and two Pittsburgh-area glass artists, Kathleen Mulcahy and Ron Desmett,” she said.

“Also located in the upper level gallery is the Monongalia County Courthouse mural created by Blanche Lazzell in 1934, along with other examples of her paintings and drawings.”�

The John and Ruth McGee Gallery on the ground level is currently closed until April 15, at 7:30 p.m., when the museum will present the public opening of a new exhibition titled “Independent Vision: Self-taught Artists from Appalachia.”

The Art Museum is located near the corner of Patteson Drive and Morrill Way at the Evansdale Campus North Entrance.

For information on the museum, call (304) 293-4359 or see the website at http://artmuseum.wvu.edu.


CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304.293.4359, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

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