The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia opened on July 12, 2003. The Center, a 240,000 square foot structure, houses performing arts, visual arts and sciences under one roof – one of the few of its kind in the country. Located in the state’s capital city of Charleston, the facility is home to the Clay Center’s Avampato Discovery Museum, the Juliet Art Museum and the Maier Foundation Performance Hall, home of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

For a complete view of the history of the Clay Center please visit the archived articles below:

November 25, 1990 – McClaugherty’s Vision 

November 6, 1994 – The Possible Dream

Arts & Science Center takes the Clay Name

September 10, 1999 – Living Memorials 

July 12, 2003 – Forming of the Clay

July 12, 2003 – Forming of the Dome        

Milestones on the long and winding road to the arts and sciences center – a complete timeline