MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia’s new art museum is opening after six years of planning, fundraising and construction.
A dedication ceremony for the Art Museum of WVU is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday. The museum is located next to the Creative Arts Center facing Patteson Drive.
The university says two exhibition galleries totaling 5,400 square feet will house more than 3,000 works of art.
One notable collection is the work WVU alumna Blanche Lazzell, a pioneering painter and printmaker who played a significant role in shaping abstract art in America. Other featured artists include: Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichetenstein, Andy Warhol, Polly Apfelbaum, George Bellows, Thomas Cole, Maurico Lasansky and Grace Martin Taylor.
The museum is open to the public, and admission is free.
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