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‘Mr. Lincolns’ artist to visit WVU

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Hunt Slonem's portraits of President Abraham Lincoln are on display at Blaney House and the Art Museum of WVU. Slonem will visit WVU Thursday through Saturday.
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What’s the news?
As part of West Virginia University’s 150th Birthday celebration and in honor of the University’s status as a land grant institution, artist Hunt Slonem, known for his portrait tributes to President Abraham Lincoln, will visit WVU Thursday through Saturday (Sept. 14-16).

Slonem’s work is on display at both Blaney House, home of WVU President Gordon Gee.

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Slonem is scheduled to do a book signing at Blaney House at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 14) as part of a Friends of the WVU Art Museum reception. (Media availability immediately prior to the reception at 5 p.m. at Blaney House.)

On Friday (Sept. 15) at 9:30 a.m., he will give a lecture with graduate students at the School of Art and Design in the WVU College of Creative Arts, and at 11 a.m., will have a private tour of the Art Museum of WVU.

Lincoln created land grant universities by signing the Morrill Act in 1862. Gov. Arthur Boreman signed the bill that created the Agriculture College of West Virginia, now West Virginia University, in 1867. 

Resources
The Ware Family Art Gallery brochure

Art Museum of WVU

Hunt Slonem website

Target Audiences
Artists

Art enthusiasts

Art students

Art educators

History buffs

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