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The Art Museum of West Virginia University features a collection of paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, and sculpture, including more than 3,000 works of international art. The current art collection features paintings by artists such as Tim McFarlane, William Conger, Jean Metzinger, Rockwell Kent, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, William Merritt Chase, and William Schumacher, as well as an acclaimed collection of works by American Modernist artist, Blanche Lazzell.
The collection of works on paper and prints includes pieces by artists such as Andy Warhol, Francisco Goya, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Robert Rauschenberg, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt van Rijn, Stanley William Hayter, and Jasper Johns. There are also prints by contemporary artists Ed Ruscha, Kara Walker, William Kentridge, Willie Cole, and Leslie Dill.
The Asian Collection holds significant historical works, including Korean Silla pottery, Japanese prints, Chinese scroll paintings, and works from India and Thailand, while the Harry Shaw Collection features more than 160 examples of contemporary ceramics. The Leonhart Collection of African Art features a range of jewelry, textiles and ritual objects, and the James Edward Davis Collection contains over 100 artworks by innovative American artist and filmmaker, James Edward Davis.
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