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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

August 2021

The museum is extending a special invitation to the community. Museum staff will be revealing the hidden world behind the gallery walls by performing “back of house” curatorial tasks within the gallery space as they prepare two new exhibitions: Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation and the Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition.

This special two‑week viewing will change constantly during the sneak peek period. Each day will offer a potentially new experience for the viewer and make visible the methods of preservation and scholarship that are essential to any museum.

To participate in this special invitation: visit the museum Aug. 24–28 and Aug. 31–Sept. 4, Tues. through Fri. 1 to 4 p.m., and Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Public tours during this time will be available from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Wed. and Fri. with Education Coordinator Kristin Becker. Faculty may also schedule a group tour for a campus class by emailing kristin.carlson@wsu.edu.

Our Story

The new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is more than a place to view and experience art. The design, by Jim Olson of Olson Kundig, and prominent campus location increase access to the arts for the entire Inland Northwest region. It is designed as a beacon for the arts, inviting visitors to experience the vitality of art at WSU. In both location and design, the building brings art to the forefront of university life.

Olson’s design concept of a mirrored crimson cube rewards viewers with an ever-changing landscape with which to view themselves and the world around them. Life mirrors art, and in this case the building itself is a mirror for the campus as well as a hint of the treasures inside.

The museum is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910. The Collection Study Center of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Access to the Collection Study Center is available by appointment only with the Collection Manager found on our Meet the Staff page.

Parking: For information on parking and to obtain a parking permit please contact parking services at (509) 335-PARK. You can also view the campus parking map for parking locations.

Vision

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU and Collection Study Center are actively engaged and connected with students, faculty, staff and the larger community by using innovative, creative and intellectually stimulating exhibitions, programs and events. The museum intentionally fosters an environment that demonstrates the transformational power of the arts across academic units, the local community, K-12, state and the nation.

Mission

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University serves as the intellectual center for the visual arts, combining academic needs with community connections, to enliven, educate and transform the lives of WSU students, faculty and staff, while offering enriching encounters of regional and national artists to the Inland NW.

Values

“Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, combining academic needs with community connections to transform the regional art experience.”

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU – The primary galleries of the museum are integral to the educational mission of Washington State University. Offering engagement with local, national and international art/artists to the WSU and surrounding communities all while creating active partnerships across campus to integrate the visual arts into every aspect of the university’s mission. The WSU Schnitzer Museum adheres to the highest standards of professionalism in pursuing accreditation and building future generations of museum professionals through intern training and focused studies offered through a Exhibition Studies Minor.

The six galleries of the new museum (named below) were made possible by generous donations from patrons:
Gallery 01 | Pavilion Gallery
Gallery 02 | Bruce/Floyd Gallery
Gallery 03 | Borth Gallery
Gallery 04 | Creighton Gallery
Gallery 05 | Wright/Harmon Gallery
Gallery 06 | Smith Gallery

The Collection Study Center – This gallery provides researchers, students, faculty and staff access to the teaching collection of the museum while protecting and preserving each item kept for the public trust, in an open, viewable vault environment.

Affiliations

WSU / The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is an independent department of Washington State University, under the auspices of the Office of the Provost.

AAM / AAMG / The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU holds membership in the American Association of Museums (AAM) and the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG).

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Museum Hours

The museum galleries are open Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-4:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and closed Sundays and Mondays.

Parking

For information about parking on campus, please click here.
Parking is available for a fee in the Smith Center For Undergraduate Education.
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Hours of Operation

Office hours are: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can reach us by phone and email at https://museum.wsu.edu/about/meet-the-staff.

Physical Address

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU
1535 NE Wilson Road
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164

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