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Art in the Libraries

Online Exhibitions

Along with the exhibitions on display in the campus libraries, Art in the Libraries presents a series of online exhibits both in conjunction with the displays and as stand-alone inspired projects with our campus and community.

A juried exhibit of digital and print collages using the West Virginia & Regional History Center OnView digital archives.

Anna M. Jarvis
WVU sophomore finance major and WVU Libraries' student worker, Jake Runner, created this online exhibit around Anna M. Jarvis, a West Virginia and founder of Mother's Day.

Georgeann Wells
WVU sophomore finance major and WVU Libraries' student worker, Jake Runner, created this online exhibit aroudn tehfirst woman to dunk and WVU basketball player, Georgeann Wells.

Health Sciences Professionals Create!
An exhibit of ten WVU Health Sciences Professionals' art and craftwork.

Lee Greer Brewster
An exhibit honoring the legacy of West Virginia LGBTQ+ activist Lee Greer Brewster.

Library Staff/Faculty Favorite Art
Several WVU Libraries faculty and staff share images and write about art that is important to them.

Mary Lou Retton
WVU sophomore finance major and WVU Libraries' student worker Jake Runner created this online exhibit around famous West Virginia gymnast Mary Lou Retton.

Natalie Tennant
WVU sophomore and WVU Libraries student worker Jake Runner created this online exhibit around the first WVU female Mountaineer, Natalie Tenant

West Virginia Suffragists
A visual and textual overview highlighting some notable West Virginia suffragists.

Women of Appalachia Art Project
A curated exhibit of ten regional visual artists who are women.

WVU Haunted Halls
WVU Art in the Libraries intern Erin Fields created this online exhibit around Appalachian Storyteller Jason Burns' podcast about haunted WVU buildings.

And more to come!

Art in the Libraries Virtual Program Series

April 24, 2020: Exhibits Coordinator Sally Brown Deskins on art, libraries and community during pandemic isolation

Download Sally's slideshow (.pdf) with embedded links.

May 15, 2020: Service Assistant Professor for Women's Resource Center Charlotte Hoelke on "Queering Archives: Lee Greer Brewster in WVU Libraries"

Download Charlotte's slideshow (.pdf).

June 5, 2020: Pathology Assistant Beth Ann McCormick on Crafting

Download Beth Ann's slideshow (.pdf).

June 25, 2020: Artist/Poet Kari Gunter-Seymour on Women of Appalachian Art Project

July 17, 2020: Round Robin Crafting Discussion featuring Miriam Cady (cross-stitch), Kelly Diamond (crochet), Marc Harshman (poetry), and Dennis Smith (ceramics)

Download Miriam Cady's slideshow (.pdf)

Download Kelly Diamond's slideshow (.pdf)

Download Dennis Smith's slideshow (.pdf)

Upcoming Events

  • August 7, 2020: Exhibits Coordinator Sally Brown Deskins hosts virtual Undefeated opening featuring a presentation by WVU Graphic Design Professor Eve Faulkes on graphic design and social justice theory. Find Zoom link to join on the Undefeated Exhibit page.
  • August 26, 6 PM, Barbara Evans Fleischauer, member of the WV House introduces Eleanor Smeal, co-founder of Feminist Majority Foundation, a former president of the National Organization for Women, and publisher of Ms. Magazine
  • September 25, 12-1pm, West Virginia storyteller Ilene Evans performs as suffragist Coralie Franklin Cook

To get an invitation to these zoom webinars, email Exhibits Coordinator Sally Brown Deskins,

More to come!

Other Online Art Resources:

Google Art and Culture Online Exhibits

Smithsonian Museums Online Exhibits

New York Times article listing virtual museum tours

Creative Mornings daily webinars for creative professionals offered by artists and designers worldwide

I Like Your Work podcast with contemporary working artists posted weekly

National Museum for Women in the Arts weekly virtual gallery talks

Renegade Craft virtual art fairs

Together Apart, podcast by New York Times on creative virtual gatherings

Art Museum of WVU from Home

and more to come!