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More than 50 works from the West Virginia State Museum's art collection are on display now through June 24 at the Robert C. Byrd U. S. District Courthouse for the Southern District of West Virginia in Charleston. (Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History)

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CHARLESTON -- More than 50 works from the West Virginia State Museum's art collection are on display now through June 24 at the Robert C. Byrd U. S. District Courthouse for the Southern District of West Virginia in Charleston.

The exhibit, which showcases the work of West Virginia artists, is the latest art display in the public areas of the first and second floors of the courthouse.

"The Division of Culture and History is pleased that these exceptional and diverse art works are going to be seen by many visitors to the courthouse," said Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. "The State Museum has been acquiring works of art for many years and appreciates this opportunity to have them displayed in such a wonderful setting."

Terry Deppner, Clerk of the U.S. District Court, said that the exhibit is the newest exhibit in the Courthouse's Fine Arts Program and the second time that the state has shared pieces from its collection. "The art display allows us to celebrate the work of West Virginia artists and is open to the public during courthouse business hours," said Deppner. "We know that our visitors appreciate the art exhibits in the spacious and attractive public building and we are pleased to provide artists with this venue to display their work."

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