Art in the Libraries

Current Exhibits

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WVU Health Sciences Global Engagement Cases Exhibit

Health Sciences Library

Global health programs transform lives. This exhibit outside the WVU Health Sciences Library celebrates WVU Health Sciences' Global Engagement Office (GEO) which works to secure strategic global collaborations that enhance the academic, clinical, research, and service experiences of our students and faculty.

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Avatars and their Players: From Object to Other

Downtown Campus Library

Drs. Jaime Banks and Nick Bowman visualize their scholarly research on the experiences and effects of video gamers' connections with their avatars. This exhibit features "100 Avatars," digital element, in collaboration with WVU Libraries. The digital collection features players' images and stories, recounting their favorite memories with favorite videogame avatars. These stories illustrate the impact avatars have had on their lives -- dispelling assumptions and myths about gamers and highlighting the ways that avatars can be meaningful in contemporary life.

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Art & Health: Artwork by Health Care Professionals

Health Sciences Library

In collaboration with Health Sciences Center, this display includes a range of two and three dimensional work by people who work in health industries at WVU, including photography, painting, ceramics and more, with topics ranging from landscape to health to abstract expression.

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Global Affairs presents: WVU in the Middle East, a Global Portals exhibit

Evansdale Library

WVU's Office of Global Affairs establishes a Global University through strategic internationalization and preparing globally-minded graduates for an increasingly global workforce. This exhibit is a display around their first Global Portal with Bahrain, expanding into the broader Middle East countries. Exhibit includes images, artifacts and student testimonial around this program that develops partnerships and serves as a hub for coordinating WVU activities in the region.

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WATER: A cross-disciplinary exhibit exploring the significance, power & play of life's critical resource

Downtown Campus Library

This collaborative, cross-disciplinary, multimedia exhibit examines the power, control, scarcity, abundance, play and impact of water in its various forms. Coming August 2018.

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100 Days in Appalachia

Beckley Campus Library

The "100 Days in Appalachia" exhibit depicts the diversity of voices across Appalachia. The photo series strives to show the varied faces, passions, issues and opinions from around the region. "100 Days in Appalachia" is an experimental journalism project launched by the College of Media in January 2017. It was designed to burst the partisan filter bubbles on social media and candidly narrate the first 100 days of the new presidential administration from within the heart of the region.

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CESTA 2018 Exhibit

Evansdale Library

An interactive sculpture on display at the Evansdale Library illustrates the structure and function of a particular enzyme and can charge your SmartPhone.

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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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WVU Press Exhibition Space

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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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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