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Current Exhibits

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Hidden No More: The Enduring Impact of Native American and Enslaved People on the Evansdale Neighborhood and WVU Campus

Evansdale Library | April–August 2024
Downtown Library (6th floor) | May 2024-2025

This exhibit highlights people and circumstances comprising the many stories that are woven into 360 acres of land – Home to Native Americans for thousands of years

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Hacking the Library

Downtown Library | August 2023

This exhibit will present artwork that highlights the intersecting values that shape our libraries through an artistic lens, reflecting on challenges and definitions of libraries past and as we move into the future.

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Pencil and color art

The Art of an Art Therapist 

Health Science Library |   March - August 2024

 In this exhibit, Dr. McFarland shares personal artwork consisting of a variety of media including collage, drawing, painting, and sketchbook work. 

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AI art of books

Rectifying New Digital Record

Downtown Library    Fall 2023

This exhibit will be a digital art that showcases how real-world inequalities transpire in the world of web. It highlights an issue of substantial social impact – the extent of influence of language & print texts on the digital domain

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Renaissance painting

After the Plague Years: A Public History Students Exhibit

Downtown Library   |    Sept 2023 - May 2024

Students in WVU History Professor Jennifer Thornton's history classes 2022-23 researched, developed, and designed this exhibit featuring plagues throughout history

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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

paint buckets

Murals by WVU Art Movement Students

Downtown Campus Library  | South Stairway

WVU undergraduate students in the WVU Art Movement group created acrylic paintings inspired by the seasons in West Virginia.

Wildflowers and trees book cover

Contemporary Literary Appalachia: Reimagining Classic Appalachian Book Covers

Downtown Campus Library | ongoing
College of Creative Arts Professor of Graphic Design Joseph Galbreath's advanced design students worked with the West Virginia & Regional History Center Appalachian and Rare Book Collections to reimagine classic Appalachian book covers.

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abstract painting

Paintings by Max Hayslette

Downtown Campus Library (6th floor)

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

Hill landscape

Photography by Betty Rivard

Downtown Campus Library

An exhibit of West Virginia Landscape Photographs.

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Microscopic image

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.

Microscopic art

Photography by Allan Jones

Health Sciences Library

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

boyd carr drawing

Seeing Through Lines, an exhibition of drawings by Boyd Carr

Downtown Library, Floor 4

This exhibition includes a curated selection of line drawings by the artist, poet and philosopher Boyd Carr, notably known for his iconic line drawing of a sardonic hillbilly named O Hector Lee in The West Virginia Hillybilly, a weekly paper published in Richwood, West Virginia, throughout the 1970s and 80s. There will be a selection of his other creative work on view as well.

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Mai We Care: adaptive fashion show

Downtown Library | Apr. - Aug. 2024

WVU Runway of Dreams presents a display showcasing different adaptive clothing to increase awareness of accessible fashion featuring Mai We Care adaptive fashion.

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Six painted canvases

Unheard Voices

Health Sciences Library | Apr. - Aug. 2024

The aim of this exhibit will be to showcase art created by children currently in foster care who are residing in shelters and group homes across the state of West Virginia.

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Kids and teacher in creek

Trout in the Classroom: A Journey Through Art and Science 

Curated by Jennifer Ripley Stueckle, WVU Teaching Professor of Biology, and 2024 WVU Art in the Libraries Faculty Exhibit Awardee.  This exhibition showcases the collaborative efforts of local schools, community volunteers, and university students in exploring the life cycle of rainbow trout through quilts, paintings, prints, and photographic documentation of the project process.

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