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WVU Art Museum hosts first public virtual tour

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The Art Museum of WVU held its first public virtual tour of the semester on Sept. 18, which featured its new exhibit “Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press.”

“I work really hard to get people in here when they can, but obviously the situation has changed with COVID,” said Heather Harris, educational programs manager at the Art Museum of WVU. “I do think that you can still have meaningful experiences with works of art in the virtual sphere.”

The Art Museum recently received funding from the Art Bridges Foundation, an organization that supports art programs throughout the nation.  The first phase of the grant was used to distribute art supplies to K-12 schools in the area; the museum donated just under 1,000 art kits to fourth graders in Monongalia county.

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Published September 23, 2020