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Whether you are an avid arts patron or are new to the arts scene, the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts has an event for you. The Curiosity Series is a sampling of the diverse art events that happen in the college each year. These events feature students, faculty and internationally acclaimed guest artists hosted by the School of Art & DesignSchool of Music and School of Theatre & Dance. Exhibitions at the Art Museum of WVU feature artists from West Virginia and around the world. Individual tickets for ticketed events will be available on August 1, 2019 at

The 26 events in the Curiosity Series are just the beginning of the events held in the college. If you are interested in seeing more of our students, faculty and guest artists, check out the Discovery Series and Emerging Artist Series

Illustration of animals around a campfire Jay Ryan | Visiting Artist Lecture

Sept. 5 at 5 p.m., Bloch Hall

Mud by Maria Irene Fornes artwork “Mud” by María Irene Fornés

Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 1-6, times vary

Gladys G. Davis Theatre

Student playing the french horn

Wind Symphony: "Inspirations"

Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.

Lyell B. Clay Theatre

Headshot of Suzanne Blier on top of a map Suzanne Preston Blier  
J. Bernard Schultz Endowed Lecture in Art History

Oct. 3 at 5 p.m., Bloch Hall

Illustration of sculptures on the grounds of the CAC Sculpture Tour

Oct. 10 at 5 p.m., CAC Grounds

WVU Big Band performing on stage Jazz Ensembles: "A Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month"

Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Image of cut paper Chinese dragon “Cut Up/Cut Out” 
Art Museum of WVU Opening Reception 

Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.

Museum Education Center

Exhibition: Upper Gallery, Art Museum of WVU

Image of castles on mountain, dog with clock, tollbooth “The Phantom Tollbooth” | A children’s play in two acts by Susan Nanus, based on the book by Norton Juster

October 24-27, times vary

Metropolitan Theatre, 

Downtown Morgantown

Members of NY Brass Arts Trio holding horn instruments New York Brass Arts Trio 

Oct. 29 at 7:40 p.m., 

Lyell B. Clay Theatre

Student playing drum instrument World Music Showcase

Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Theatre

Twelfth Night image of period shoes and olive branch “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare

Nov. 21-22, Dec. 3-8, times vary

Gladys G. Davis Theatre

variety of pottery on a table Winter Pottery Sale

Dec. 13 from 9 - 6 p.m., Dec. 14 from 9 - 4 p.m.

CAC Lobby

Wind Symphony performing on the Clay stage with holiday lighting Sounds of the Season

Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Theatre

Sarah Berkeley performance art with head stuck in ground Sarah Berkeley | Visiting Artist Lecture 

Jan. 23 at 5 p.m., Bloch Hall

Dancers looking upward Dance Now!

Feb. 6-8, times vary, Lyell B. Clay Theatre

detail of geometric artwork with colorful shapes “Brilliant” and “Modern Movement” 

Feb. 8 at 6 p.m.

Art Museum of WVU Opening Receptions

Museum Education Center

Eames Demetrios speaking Eames Demetrios |  Deem Distinguished Lecture

Feb. 20 at 5 p.m., Bloch Hall

Abstract artwork by Scott Turri of lines that look like trees Scott Turri | Visiting Artist Lecture

Feb. 27 at 5 p.m.

Members of Trio Solisti on the beach Trio Solisti 

Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Theatre

Hedda Gabler revolver and corset image “Hedda Gabler” by Henrik Ibsen

Mar. 5 - 13, times vary

Gladys G. Davis Theatre

Pianist on stage with the symphony orchestraSymphony Orchestra Young Artist Concert

Mar. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Theatre

Members of Time For Three Time For Three  

Mar. 24 at 7:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Theatre

Members of the Bad Plus headshot The Bad Plus  

Apr. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Theatre 

Head Over Heels neon 80s image with woman in shakesperian collar “Head Over Heels” Conceived by Jeff Whitty and adapted by James Magruder

Music and lyrics from the Go-Go’s

Apr. 23 - 25, times vary, 

Lyell B. Clay Theatre

Girl in pink dress with pink fish puppet and green head puppet “Celebration of the Arts” 
College of Creative Arts Showcase

Apr. 25 at 4 p.m., WVU CAC

Ceramics on table for sale Spring Pottery Sale

May 1 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., May 2 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CAC Lobby

Image of wheat that reads Considering Matthew Shepard by Craig Hella Johnson University Chorus 
"Considering Matthew Shepard"

May 2 at 7:30 p.m.,  Lyell B. Clay Theatre

Filter Curiosity Events:   School of Art & Design Curiosity Events | School of Music Curiosity Events | School of Theatre & Dance Curiosity Events | Art Museum of WVU Exhibitions | Canady Chamber Series Events

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