Because the health and safety of our community is our top priority, the galleries at Marshall University are temporarily closed and all gallery events have been cancelled for the time being.
The Nation’s Premiere Center for the Visual Arts
Housing eight programs from the School of Art & Design, the six-floor Visual Arts Center stands to bridge Huntington’s historic downtown and the future of Marshall University.
Marshall University’s Visual Arts Center in downtown Huntington paints a picture of old meets new: The site of the VAC, once the historic Anderson-Newcomb Co. building, was built in 1902 — the same year Marshall began its visual arts program.
The $13 million transformation to remarkable, world-class visual arts facility incorporates of the building’s original hardwood floors with 65,000 pounds of new steel, smart lighting, highly-efficient heating and cooling and Wi-Fi throughout.
Lined with spectacular glass, the street-view of the 66,000-square-foot building is directly adjacent to Huntington’s Pullman Square. The ground floor features retail space and a 2,200-square-foot gallery with upwards of 150 feet of linear display space.
Art education, art history, fibers, foundations, graphic design, painting, photography and printmaking students will study and create throughout interactive spaces from the second through the sixth floors. The structure is capped with sixth-floor administrative space and a picturesque view of downtown and six blocks of the Old Main Corridor that leads to Marshall’s main campus.
The 9th Annual National Juried Exhibition
February 17 – March 13
An interdisciplinary exhibition of artwork made by artists from across the country. This year’s juror is Chlöe Courtney, the 2019/2020 McDermott Graduate Curatorial Intern for Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Awards Reception: Thursday, February 20, 5:00 – 6:30 pm (Awards at 5:30!)
All events are free and open to the public.
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