American Art Awards Names Best Gallery Or Museum In West Virginia, 2022: West Virginia State Museum

Each year the American Art Awards selects the 20 Best Galleries And Museums In America; only one museum or gallery per state per year. Among other criteria, selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online buzz, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.

American Art Awards: “We considered thousands of the most established art venues from Hawaii to Maine. This year we chose five museums, one with an impeccable reputation for 125 years, one 75, one 52, one 43, and one fairly new. We selected a Mid-West art center doing important community work for 44 years, and a lively Southern gallery linked to a 5 day festival. Most the galleries we selected are heralded longtime landmarks with expansive interiors perfect for exhibiting today’s contemporary masters. Many have several locations and cater specifically to regional collectors with regional artwork, but just as many represent all genres of work from all levels of national and international artisans.

“We selected West Virginia State Museum as Best Gallery or Museum in West Virginia, 2022, and one of American Art Awards 20 Best Galleries / Museums in America, 2022, acknowledging a rich 125+ year history of collecting, preserving, presenting, promoting and documenting West Virginia’s every aspect of culture, art, paleontology, archaeology and geology. We admire their deep devotion to representing all its people and industries, and in such a systematic, thorough and educational way. Great exhibits, informative — and a visual treat.”

WEST VIRGINIA STATE MUSEUM / 1900 Kanawha Blvd E #435 / Charleston, WV 25305

(304) 558–0220 annually awards 20 museums and galleries in spring, and with their critique in autumn, awards 300+ artists (painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists).




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