Art in the Libraries

Current Exhibits

brightly colored painting of women

Representing West Virginia: Paintings of Helen Holt by Advanced Painting Students

Downtown Campus Library

Students in College of Creative Arts Painting Professor Naijun Zhang's Advanced Painting class created works inspired by photographs from the West Virginia and Regional History Center's On View online photographs collection, of Helen Holt (1913-2015), the first woman to hold statewide elected office in West Virginia.

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light through tree

Looking at Morgantown

Downtown Campus Library

Looking at Morgantown is an exhibit of 24 photographs representing the people, places and events in our area.

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brightly colored painting with many people at a party

100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolutions

Downtown Campus Library

This exhibit displays 14 paintings inspired by Julia Davis Adams' trip to Russia by West Virginia University advanced painting students of College of Creative Arts Professor Naijun Zhang.

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little girl on woman's lap looking through a kaleidoscope

A Knowing Intimacy: A photography exhibit by West Virginia women

Downtown Campus Library

With A Knowing Intimacy, Sheldon reflects on how LA Times described her work with a "knowing intimacy," and this shared quality among her and the work of West Virginia based photographers Rebecca Kiger, Meg Elizabeth Ward and Lisa Elmaleh.

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night sky artwork

WVU's Jackson Hole Photography Workshop: Ten Years in the Making

Downtown Campus Library

Professor of Photography Michael Sherwin celebrates ten years of teaching the Jackson Hole Photography workshop in an exhibition featuring numerous print and electronic images taken by Sherwin and his students. The exhibit runs through June 2018. Professor Sherwin will present with some of his students on February 15 at 4:00pm.

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geometric design from Jelfs book cover

WVU Press Exhibition Space Debut

Downtown Campus Library

The WVU Libraries has invited the WVU Press to present rotating exhibits of their newly released book covers around the 2nd floor of the Downtown Campus Library..

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college students hanging out

Glassblowing to Community Building: Sunnyside's Changing Cultural Landscape

Downtown Campus Library

Glassblowing to Community Building is a collaborative exhibit, providing a brief overview of the Sunnyside neighborhood through photography.

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book cover

Book Arts Exhibit with Books from the WVRHC Rare Books Collection

Downtown Campus Library

This exhibit includes works by local and regional artists including books created by College of Creative Arts Professor of Graphic Design Eve Faulkes, the late Professor Emeritus, Cliff Harvey, photographer Steve Lawson, former WVU Books Arts professor and master typographer, Rich Hopkins, among others.

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Unseen, Unknown

Evansdale Library

"Unseen, Unknown: An Augmented Reality Exhibit Exploring WV Sights & Stories" is a new exhibit created by students and faculty in the West Virginia University Reed College of Media and WVU Libraries that will highlight the success of unknown West Virginians through augmented reality.

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image of sculpture, Object D4h

CESTA Exhibit

Evansdale Library

"Object D4h," a rotating, 6' x 3' x 6' metal and plastic sculpture, explores symmetry, and was designed to be an abstracted representation of a molecule synthesized by Professor Hoover's research group.

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Looking at Appalachia

Downtown Library, 1st Floor

Looking at Appalachia is a juried collection of photographs from amateur and professional photographers representing every state in the Appalachian Region. Directed by Roger May.

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Life: Magnified

Health Sciences Library

An installation of thirteen back-lit images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times from the National Institutes of Health.

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Photography by Allan Jones

Health Sciences Library

An exhibit of various medical microscopic photographs using an Olympus polarizing microscope at a 10X objective.

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Paintings by Max Hayslette

Downtown Library, 6th floor

An installation of two-dimensional abstract paintings that are divided into foreground, middleground and background planes.

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Photography by Betty Rivard

Wise Library

An exhibit of West Virginia Landscape Photographs.

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