Exhibits

 

Through the Years: A Celebration of the Clay Center Collectors Club
Open Now through January 23, 2022
Juliet Art Museum
 

Founded in 1986, the Collectors Club was formed by members of the Charleston community to raise funds for the then-named Sunrise Art Museum Permanent Collection. Over time, the Club expanded its role to also support educational programming, tours, lectures, visiting artists and exhibitions.

Now, as they celebrate their 35th anniversary, the Club has continued to acquire works for the museum through its move to the Clay Center and the Juliet Art Museum, and since its inception, has contributed more than $500,000 for the purchase of 60+ works of art for the collection.

“Through the Years” tells the story of the Collectors Club and the evolution of their acquisitions. This exhibit, which runs until December 5, presents high caliber works that have not been on display in many years. Beginning with an emphasis on 20th century works on paper and evolving to focus on West Virginian and Appalachian artists, the Club has contributed significantly to the rich holdings of the Clay Center’s permanent collection.

Through the Years is presented with support from Daywood Foundation, The Elliot Family Foundation, Charles & Mary Fayne Glotfelty Foundation, Herscher Foundation, Bernard H. & Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation, Fund for the Arts (The Clay Center salutes the following major donors to Fund for the Arts whose annual gifts of $10,000 or more help keep all the arts thriving in our area including City of Charleston, Cecil I. Walker Charitable Foundation, Daywood Foundation, Spilman, Thomas & Battle PLLC).  This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

 

 

 

Van Gogh for All
Opening Now!
Closing February 13, 2022

Van Gogh for All is a modern, interactive approach to art history and it’s coming to the Clay Center’s Juliet Art Museum this fall! This experientially rich exhibit explores the late work of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. Developed by the Dolores Kohl Education Foundation, Van Gogh for All engages curious learners of all ages using interactive technology and participatory learning.

Visitors will be immersed in van Gogh’s life and creative process!  Step into van Gogh’s world famous painting Starry Night as it is projected in life-sized detail. Discover the unusual perspective of van Gogh’s bedroom or look behind the shutters of his yellow house. Get your cameras ready for selfies in this fun exhibit which can’t be missed! 

This exhibit is included in the cost of admission to the Clay Center.  See a sneak peek of the exhibit here. 

This exhibit is presented with support from Belle Chemical, Daywood Foundation, The Elliot Family Foundation, Charles & Mary Fayne Glotfelty Foundation, Herscher Foundation, and Bernard H. & Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation, Fund for the Arts (The Clay Center salutes the following major donors to Fund for the Arts whose annual gifts of $10,000 or more help keep all the arts thriving in our area including City of Charleston, Cecil I. Walker Charitable Foundation, Daywood Foundation, Spilman, Thomas & Battle PLLC).  This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.