Our latest Art in the Libraries online exhibit investigates the ancient, traditional, and modern symbols of medicine and as seen in art throughout the Health Sciences Campus. 

In advance and in conjunction with the forthcoming print exhibit at Health Sciences Library, WVU Art in the Libraries invites you to reimagine the historic symbols and iconography of all medical and health sciences. 

Design your reinterpretation taking inspiration from Milton Horn’s 1956 sculptures, Health Sciences Pylons, artwork on the HSC and familiar global medical symbols. Submissions featuring commentary on topics such as, but not limited to the following list, are encouraged but not required.

  • current medical trends

  • inequities in health care such as having access to health care providers, racial biases, cost of care, quality of care, range of services available

  • current issues or research

The individual symbols for disciplines and professions are included as well: symbols for certifications, academic achievement, disabilities, or assistance are included as well.

Acceptable submissions can be imagery using graphic design, creative photography, documentary photography, works on paper and 3-D art.

Students are encouraged to interview a person working in healthcare about current issues and what might be missing or needed to be seen more in contemporary medical discussion.

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Deadline for Submissions:

 April 30, 2022

Submissions must be 300 dpi, including a short statement about the intent and inspirations.

Submissions must be made on this proposal form. To view the proposal form, click the button below.

Art in the Libraries will make selections and artists will hear back by June 1, 2022. Selected submissions will be integrated and designed into printed panels display to go on view in the winter of 2022.


Questions can be directed to WVU Libraries’ Exhibits Coordinator Sally Brown,


To view some examples, click on the button below.