Oglebay Institute was formed in 1930 when a group of like-minded citizens, armed with the vision and the philanthropy of the Oglebay family, came together to contribute to the joy of living by creating cultural, education and recreational programming in the city's newly acquired Oglebay Park.
A native of Martins Ferry, Ohio, Jay Stock is internationally acclaimed for his photographic images, which have been described as thoughtful, lyrical and perceptive. With a lifetime of traveling and documenting the lives of people with the camera, Stock captures emotional images of human life stories with conviction and integrity. He believes that a photographer is not just an artist or craftsman but the eyewitness of our times, whose graphic chronicle lends flesh and blood to the cold facts and elusive recollections of each successive era that goes by.
“Just People” is presented in conjunction with the release of Stock’s new book. The exhibition features 80 photographs spanning a career of more than 70 years.
Exhibit is free and open to the public 9am-5pm Monday through Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday through August 12 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center.
Visit four elegant host gardens in surprising locations throughout the Wheeling area. Learn gardening tips & techniques and shop the Garden Market which includes jewelry, crafts, garden delights, live plants, refreshments and more.
Self-guided tours available 10am-2pm and begin at the Mansion Museum where you will receive a map. Last tickets sold at 2pm. Admission is $17 in advance and $20 at the door. There is no charge to shop the Garden Market.
Proceeds support the Museums of Oglebay Institute.
Programs and exhibits are made possible by the generous support of our members and sponsors and by financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts and are provided equally without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability.
Oglebay Institute facilities accommodate the mobility impaired.