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50 years of Arts and Humanities

April Events


April 5

The Lifting of the Time Capsule Ceremony and Reception. 3:00-6:00 p.m 
Woodburn Hall, followed by reception at E. Moore Hall

At the ceremony in front of Woodburn Hall the time capsule, which was buried 25 years ago during the commemoration of the centenary of women graduating from WVU, will be raised and opened. A reception will follow at E. Moore Hall at which many of the Keepers of the Time Capsule will be present.


April 5

Concert. 7:30-9:30 p.m  
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

WVU Symphonic Band Concert .   


April 6

Concert. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

WVU Opera Scenes.


April 7

Lecture. 5-6 p.m.
Bloch Learning and Performance Hall         

School of Art & Design Visiting Artist LectureMatthew Coolidge is the founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, an education and research organization based in Los Angeles. Coolidge teaches in the curatorial practice program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

April 8

Talk. 5-6:30 p.m. 
Ming Hsieh 126         

Dr. Susan Haack (Philosophy, U. of Miami) will give a talk entitled "Brave New World: on Nature, Culture, and the Limits of Reductionism." The talk will touch on themes in the philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and ethics.

April 9

Concert. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre    

World Music Concert.


April 9

Concert. 8:15-9:45 p.m.
Bloch Learning and Performance Hall

School of Music Guest Artist Recital. Tenor saxophonist James Houlik has composed more than 85 new concert works for the instrument.


April 12

Concert. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

WVU Concert Band Concert. Tenor saxophonist James Houlik has composed more than 85 new concert works for the instrument.


April 12 

Lecture. 7:30 
Ming Hsieh Hall G21

The Second Annual Africana Studies Spring Lecture featuring Dr. Crystal R. Sanders. Sanders talk will be on "Cookies, Crayons and Black Power: Head Start in the Magnolia State"


April 14 

Women's & Gender Studies Honors and Awards Ceremony. 5:00-7:00 p.m. 
E. Moore Hall

At this annual event, the Center for Women's & Gender Studies honors the recipients of scholarships and awards and recognizes graduating majors and minors.


April 15    

Theater. 7:30-9:30 p.m.   
Art Museum of WVU

WVU Theatre Production. "The Arabian Nights" by Mary Zimmerman. Repeats April 16 and April 19-23 at 7:30 p.m., and April 17 and 24, 2-4 p.m.


April 15  

Art Exhibit Opening. 7:30-9:30 p.m.  
Art Museum of WVU

Please join us for the new art exhibit opening, independent vision: Self-taught Artists of Appalachia, featuring the O, Appalachia collection of Ramona Love Lampell and Millard Lampell. Music and refreshments will be provided in the Grand Hall, MEC. This exhibition has been made possible in part with funding from the Friends of the Art Museum of WVU. 


April 19

Women & Gender Studies Fair. 3:00-6:00 p.m.  
Mountainlair Ballrooms 

Over 350 students enrolled in Women’s and Gender Studies related courses will present projects at the 9th semi-annual fair. Students will use various formats to display their works, including media, poster, spoken word, etc. Project topics and themes will range from social justice to social phenomenon to theory.


April 19   

Concert. 7:30-9:30 p.m.  
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

WVU Wind Symphony Concert.


April 21 

Concert. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

WVU Wind Symphony Orchestra.


April 21 

Lecture.  5-6 p.m.  
Bloch Learning and Performance Hall 

J. Bernard Schultz Endowed Lecture in Art History.  David Wilkins is Professor Emeritus of Italian Renaissance Art at the University of Pittsburgh. His many publications range from articles and monographs on the Florentine Renaissance to introductory textbooks on the history of world art.


April 24

Concert .  2-4 p.m.  
Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre     

WVU Choir Concert


April 26 

Art Up Close! Presentation by Shoji Satake, Coordinator of the Ceramics Program in the WVU College of Creative Arts.  5:30-7:00 p.m.   
Museum Education Center, WVU      

This series of lectures is designed to give an in-depth look at a single work of art selected from the WVU Art Collection. Each presentation features an original work of art and commentary by WVU faculty or guest artists, followed by a question-and-answer session and light refreshments. Audience members have the opportunity to view the actual work of art. 


April 27 

Lunchtime Looks.  12-12:50 p.m.   
Museum Education Center, Grand Hall and Art Museum       

WVU students, faculty and staff, and members of the general public are invited to bring a brown bag lunch to the Museum Education Center Grand Hall at noon and meet with other art enthusiasts to enjoy their midday meal. At 12:30 p.m., the group will move to one of the museum’s galleries for a 20-minute, in-depth look at a work of art with one of the docents. 


April 29

Concert.  7-8:30 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m. 
Antoinette Falbo Theatre      

"A Celebration of Dance" ConcertDirected by Yoav Kaddar, this showcase concert is the culmination of the semester’s creative work by WVU student choreographers and dancers. Ticketed event.