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Fall 2018

Kate Gilmore Gallery Talk and Performance – Audience Participation

WHEN AND WHERE | October 18, (Thursday,) 4:30-6:30pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is hosting a gallery talk and performance with artist Kate Gilmore. Join us Thursday, October 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Bruce/Floyd and Borth Galleries’ exhibition Kate Gilmore: In Your Way.  Everyone is welcome! Audience participation is encouraged and ear/eye protection is provided. Reception with light refreshments to follow.


Chad Goller-Sojourner performance in Pavilion

WHEN AND WHERE | October 11, (Thursday), 4:30-6:30pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | Chad will perform the work, “Marching in Gucci: Memoirs of A Well-Dressed Black AIDS Activist,” on Thursday, October 11, National Coming Out Day. Set in NYC during the height of the AIDS Crisis, this multimedia oral history explores the paradoxical and precarious relationship between fighting AIDS while engaging in self-harming behaviors. The performance will be in the Pavilion from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome!


Crow Shadow Reception/Gallery Conversation with Rebecca Dobkins & James Lavadour

WHEN AND WHERE | September 27, (Thursday), 4:30-6:30pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is hosting a reception & gallery conversation – moderated by Dr. Michael Holloman with Dr. Rebecca Dobkins and artist James Lavadour – on Thursday, September 27 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Wright/Harmon and Smith Galleries.  Everyone is welcome! Enjoy a lively dialog about the works in the exhibition Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25. Reception with light refreshments to follow.


Memento Reception/Gallery Talk with Sean Elwood

WHEN AND WHERE | September 20, (Thursday), 4:30-6:30pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is hosting a reception & gallery talk with Sean Elwood on Thursday, September 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Creighton Gallery.  Everyone is welcome! This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to become familiar with the Memento exhibition through the eyes of the collector who donated these collections to Washington State University. Enjoy a reception with light refreshments and an informal evening of art engagement.


FAFE Reception/Gallery Talk (Doug Gast, Joe Hedges, Io Palmer)

WHEN AND WHERE | September 11, (Tuesday), 12:00-1:30pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is hosting a reception and gallery talk with faculty artists Doug Gast, Joe Hedges and Io Palmer on Tuesday, September 11 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Borth Gallery.  Everyone is welcome! Enjoy an enlightening conversation about the works in the exhibition Self•ish: Doug Gast, Joe Hedges, and Io Palmer from the perspective of the artists themselves. Reception with light refreshments to follow.

 

Summer 2018

Activism for Justice: Coure d’Alene Tribe Summer Camp Program

WHEN AND WHERE | June 13 (Tuesday), 9:30-10:30am
Coure d’Alene Tribe summer camp – 15-25 middle school students. (Organized through Paula Groves Price.)
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | 15-25 middle school students from the Coure d’Alene Tribe will be visiting the JSMOA to engage with the Marie Watt exhibition and participate in engaging reflection activity to explore this year’s camp theme, Activism for Justice.


Activism for Justice: Coure d’Alene Tribe Summer Camp Program

WHEN AND WHERE | June 12 (Tuesday), 1:00-2:00pm
Coure d’Alene Tribe summer camp– 15-25 middle school students. (Organized through Paula Groves Price.)
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | 15-25 middle school students from the Coure d’Alene Tribe will be visiting the JSMOA to engage with the Marie Watt exhibition and participate in engaging reflection activity to explore this year’s camp theme, Activism for Justice.


Buy-A-Bus: Pullman Jefferson Elementary

WHEN AND WHERE | June 11 (Monday)
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | 3rd graders (plus chaperones) from Jefferson Elementary School to visit for tour of current exhibitions.


Curator’s Corner: Marie Watt – Artistic Concepts in Critical Indigenous Theory

WHEN AND WHERE | June 6 (Wednesday), 11:30am-12:20pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | Each week join Curator of Education, Zach Mazur, and his Spokane Falls Community College Art 100 class at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU to engage in weekly “Curator’s Corner” conversations. This program is intended to model how museums can be utilized as a critical pedagogical environment. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in weekly discussions between students and museum professionals that demonstrate what art is and what can it do by addressing how art works within interdisciplinary contexts and embraces a variety of scholarly themes (i.e. critical race theory, indigeneity, ecology and environment, science and medicine, etc.) This program reflects a unique opportunity for students and educators from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to learn how to situate museum collection and exhibition objects as an integral part of their scholarship, curriculum, and personal research.


Curator’s Corner: Art and Medicine

WHEN AND WHERE | May 30 (Wednesday), 11:30-12:20pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Collections and Learning Gallery, Dept. of Fine Arts

WHAT | Each week join Curator of Education, Zach Mazur, and his Spokane Falls Community College Art 100 class at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU to engage in weekly “Curator’s Corner” conversations. This program is intended to model how museums can be utilized as a critical pedagogical environment. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in weekly discussions between students and museum professionals that demonstrate what art is and what can it do by addressing how art works within interdisciplinary contexts and embraces a variety of scholarly themes (i.e. critical race theory, indigeneity, ecology and environment, science and medicine, etc.)  This program reflects a unique opportunity for students and educators from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to learn how to situate museum collection and exhibition objects as an integral part of their scholarship, curriculum, and personal research.


Buy-A-Bus: Whitman Elementary School

WHEN AND WHERE | May 29 (Tuesday), 10:00-10:30am, 1:00-1:30pm, 1:45-2:15pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | 66 3rdgraders (plus 12 chaperones) from McDonald Elementary School to visit for tour of current exhibitions.


Buy-A-Bus: Whitman Elementary School

WHEN AND WHERE | May 25 (Friday), 12:00-1:00pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | 42 3rdgraders (plus chaperones) from Whitman Elementary School to visit for tour of current exhibitions.


Curator’s Corner: Representations of Race in the JSMOA Permanent Collection

WHEN AND WHERE | May 23 (Wednesday), 11:30am-12:20pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Collections and Learning Gallery, Dept. of Fine Arts

WHAT | Each week join Curator of Education, Zach Mazur, and his Spokane Falls Community College Art 100 class at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU to engage in weekly “Curator’s Corner” conversations. This program is intended to model how museums can be utilized as a critical pedagogical environment. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in weekly discussions between students and museum professionals that demonstrate what art is and what can it do by addressing how art works within interdisciplinary contexts and embraces a variety of scholarly themes (i.e. critical race theory, indigeneity, ecology and environment, science and medicine, etc.) This program reflects a unique opportunity for students and educators from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to learn how to situate museum collection and exhibition objects as an integral part of their scholarship, curriculum, and personal research.


Royal Middle School Gear Up Tour

WHEN AND WHERE | May 22 (Tuesday), 1:15-2:00pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | 50 7thgraders (plus 3 chaperones) from Royal Middle School Gear Up in Royal City, WA to visit for tour of current exhibitions.


Curator’s Corner: Outdoor Campus Art Tour with Ryan Hardesty and Clare Wiser

WHEN AND WHERE | May 16 (Wednesday), 11:30am-12:20pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | 17 Spokane Falls Community College students will participate in a walking tour of campus art. Clare Wiser originally organized this event over a decade ago and is returning to conduct tours for the summer of 2018.


Curator’s Corner: Jeffry Mitchell – Art, Spirituality, and Sexuality

WHEN AND WHERE | May 15 (Tuesday), 11:30am-12:20pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | Each week join Curator of Education, Zach Mazur, and his Spokane Falls Community College Art 100 class at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU to engage in weekly “Curator’s Corner” conversations. This program is intended to model how museums can be utilized as a critical pedagogical environment. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in weekly discussions between students and museum professionals that demonstrate what art is and what can it do by addressing how art works within interdisciplinary contexts and embraces a variety of scholarly themes (i.e. critical race theory, indigeneity, ecology and environment, science and medicine, etc.)  This program reflects a unique opportunity for students and educators from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to learn how to situate museum collection and exhibition objects as an integral part of their scholarship, curriculum, and personal research.


Buy-A-Bus: Bovill Elementary School

WHEN AND WHERE | May 15 (Tuesday), 10:00-10:45am and 1:00-1:45pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | Two groups of 34 students each (plus chaperones), grades K-3 from Bovill Elementary School to visit for tour of current exhibitions. Brittany Aalto, Second Grade Teacher.


Curator’s Corner: Sensory, Awareness, and Mindfulness Practice

WHEN AND WHERE | May 9 (Wednesday), 11:30am-12:20pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Collections and Learning Gallery, Dept. of Fine 

WHAT | Each week join Curator of Education, Zach Mazur, and his Spokane Falls Community College Art 100 class at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU to engage in weekly “Curator’s Corner” conversations. This program is intended to model how museums can be utilized as a critical pedagogical environment. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in weekly discussions between students and museum professionals that demonstrate what art is and what can it do by addressing how art works within interdisciplinary contexts and embraces a variety of scholarly themes (i.e. critical race theory, indigeneity, ecology and environment, science and medicine, etc.)  This program reflects a unique opportunity for students and educators from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to learn how to situate museum collection and exhibition objects as an integral part of their scholarship, curriculum, and personal research.


Culturally Responsive Indigenous Science: Connecting Land, Language, and Culture for Indigenous STEM Education

WHEN AND WHERE |May 1 (Tuesday), 3-4:15pm
Paschal Sherman Indian School-12 middle school students. (Organized through Carolina Silva/Paula Groves Price.)
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | 12 middle school students from the Paschal Sherman Indian School will be engaging in activities and exhibition content as part of a grant awarded to Paula Groves Price for her work with regional indigenous communities and education. NSF DRK-12 Grant for ISTEM project with Culture and Language Departments and Tribal Schools from the Coeur D’Alene Tribe (ID), Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (OR), and Colville Confederated Tribes (WA). Co-PI’s, Christen, K. and Higheagle Strong, Z.

 

Spring 2018

Buy-A-Bus: Pullman High School, Spanish 3 Class

WHEN AND WHERE | April 26 (Thursday), 10:15-11:05am
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | Spanish HS class to tour new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art to explore art and language.


Making Faces… Portraiture and Person(a)

WHEN AND WHERE | April 24 (Tuesday), 1:25-2:40pm
April 26 (Thursday) 1:25-2:40pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | Twenty-five students from the Honors College will be participating in a workshop titled, Making Faces… Portraiture and Person(a), to connect the Person(a) exhibition to their current coursework on portraiture. The impact of the human face on our culture is boundless: it is likely the first thing you see when you are born, our homes are decorated with images of loved ones, and faces of world leaders or entertainers flood televisions and computer screens on a global scale. Hence, it is no surprise that the human face has been the subject of artists for over fifteen thousand years, from pre‐historic cave paintings to modern day celebrities. Throughout history, artists have reproduced facial expression in drawings and sculpture, biologists such as Darwin studied the origins of the human face, and philosophers such as Aristotle and Stewart contemplated its purpose.


Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance, 4th Biennial Symposium

WHEN AND WHERE | April 19–21 (Thursday-Saturday)
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and WSU Department of Fine Arts will be hosting the Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance, 4th Biennial symposiumThis event includes keynote speakers from the region, printmaking demonstrations, panel discussions, portfolio exchanges, exhibitions, and an open portfolio event. The theme focuses on topics that are central to artists working with printmaking, that together, encourage experimentation, dialogue, collaboration, expertise, and the dissemination.


Buy-A-Bus: Spokane Public Montessori School

WHEN AND WHERE | April 19 (Thursday) 1:45-2:30pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | 30 6thgraders and 16 adults from Spokane Public Schools to tour new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.


Buy-A-Bus: Lincoln Middle School

WHEN AND WHERE | April 18 (Wednesday) 9:30-10:05am, 10:10-10:45am, 10:50-11:20am
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | Pullman School District, Lincoln Middle School, entire 8thgrade to visit throughout day, 3 groups of 68 students each.


Marie Watt: Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Lecturer for 2018

WHEN AND WHERE | April 12 (Thursday) 4:30pm
Fine Arts Auditorium 5062, Fine Arts Center, WSU

WHAT | The Jo Hockenhull Lecture series, organized by the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Fine Arts Department, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, has named Marie Watt as the Visiting Lecturer for 2018. Watt will discuss the connections between art, activism, indigeneity, and feminist politics. This event is free and open to the public with a reception to follow.


Jeffry Mitchell and Marie Watt Walk-Through

WHEN AND WHERE |April 12 (Thursday)
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | Each artist will provide a walkthrough for, and address the artwork of, the other artist. In other words, this alternative method of engagement we are proposing reflects dialog between two artists whom know each other’s work both personally and professionally, through which we hope to achieve a demonstration of collaboration, professional development, and dialog that embraces how art reveals multiplicity in perspectives.


Buy-A-Bus: Spokane Public Montessori School

WHEN AND WHERE | April 11 (Wednesday) 10:45-11:30am
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT |20 sixth graders from Spokane Public Schools to tour new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.


Curator’s Corner: Talking about Art and the Language of Design

WHEN AND WHERE |April 1 (Wednesday) 11:30am-12:20pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT |Each week join Curator of Education, Zach Mazur, and his Spokane Falls Community College Art 100 class at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU to engage in weekly “Curator’s Corner” conversations. This program is intended to model how museums can be utilized as a critical pedagogical environment. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in weekly discussions between students and museum professionals that demonstrate what art is and what can it do by addressing how art works within interdisciplinary contexts and embraces a variety of scholarly themes (i.e. critical race theory, indigeneity, ecology and environment, science and medicine, etc.)  This program reflects a unique opportunity for students and educators from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to learn how to situate museum collection and exhibition objects as an integral part of their scholarship, curriculum, and personal research.


Salk’s Middle School Avid Program in Spokane

WHEN AND WHERE |March 29 (Thursday) 12:45-1:20pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Collections and Learning Gallery

WHAT |55 eighth graders from Salk Middle School’s AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) program will have a special opportunity to visit the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Collection and Learning Gallery to meet with MFA student artists for a “behind-the-scenes” experience of the installation process. From site: “AVID represents an elective class for under-represented students in the academic middle who desire to go to college and have the willingness to work hard. Most are first-generation college students.”


Digital Technology and Culture Workshop: Typography, Calligraphy, and Hand Lettering

WHEN AND WHERE |March 22 (Thursday) 1:25-2:40pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Collections and Learning Gallery

WHAT | Utilizing works from the Permanent Collection, educational staff will provide examples from the Permanent Collection that highlight the effectiveness of incorporating image and text and how each can inform the other.


Making Faces… Portrait and Permanent Collection

WHEN AND WHERE | March 6 (Tuesday) 1:25-2:40pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Vault Space

PARTICIPANTS | 25 students with Instructor Pam Lee

WHAT | Twenty-five students from the Honors College will be participating in a workshop titled, Making Faces… Portraiture and Permanent Collection), to connect artwork from the Permanent Collection to their current coursework on portraiture. The impact of the human face on our culture is boundless: it is likely the first thing you see when you are born, our homes are decorated with images of loved ones, and faces of world leaders or entertainers flood televisions and computer screens on a global scale. Hence, it is no surprise that the human face has been the subject of artists for over fifteen thousand years, from pre‐historic cave paintings to modern day celebrities. Throughout history, artists have reproduced facial expression in drawings and sculpture, biologists such as Darwin studied the origins of the human face, and philosophers such as Aristotle and Stewart contemplated its purpose.


Curator’s Workshop: Department of Teaching and Learning Arts-Based Inquiry

WHEN AND WHERE | March 6 (Tuesday) 11:10am-12:25pm
March 7 (Wednesday) 1:10-2:00pm
March 8 (Thursday) 9:10-10:25am, 12:40-1:55pm, 2:50-4:05pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

WHAT | Student teachers and their faculty from the Dept. of Teaching and Learning will be visiting for a workshop surrounding how art can be utilized to address teacher-student perspectives on intelligence(s), and accommodating all learners no matter their disabilities or handicaps, gender identity, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

 

Fall 2017

Buy-A-Bus: Contemporary Women Printmakers

WHEN AND WHERE | November 11 (Thursday), 1:30-2:30pm
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT | Contemporary Women Printmakers tour- Frontier Middle School, 50 8thgraders, Frontier Middle School, Stephen Himple.


Buy-A-Bus: Contemporary Women Printmakers

WHEN AND WHERE | November 9 (Thursday), 1:40-2:20pm
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT | St. Georges- Contemporary Women Printmakers. 15 2ndgraders and 20 4th graders.


Buy-A-Bus: Contemporary Women Printmakers

WHEN AND WHERE | November 3 (Friday), 3-4pm
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT | Contemporary Women Printmakers tour- Moscow School District Adventure Club. 25 3rd-5thgraders


Buy-A-Bus: Contemporary Women Printmakers

WHEN AND WHERE | November 2 (Thursday), 3-4pm
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT | Contemporary Women Printmakers tour- Moscow School District Adventure Club. 25 1st-2ndgraders.


Contemporary Women Printmakers: A Portrait of Race and Gender

WHEN AND WHERE | October 30 (Monday), 9:10-10am
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT | English professor, Linda Russo, and her students will utilize the artworks within the exhibition Contemporary Women Printmakers to act as springboards for student ekphrasis writing exercises. Ekphrasis is a poetic written response to a work of visual art.


Contemporary Women Printmakers: A Portrait of Race and Gender

WHEN AND WHERE | October 17 (Tuesday), 1:25-2:40pm
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT | Honors 280 students will be visiting Contemporary Women Printmakers to explore how portraiture can uncover power dynamics within critical race and feminist frameworks. (Pam Lee).


Teaching Training Workshop: Contemporary Women Printmakers

WHEN AND WHERE | October 11 (Wednesday), 1:20-2pm
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT | Student teachers from Teaching and Learning 301 (28 students) will be visiting for a workshop surrounding how art can be utilized to address teacher-student perspectives on how art and counter-narrative can be effectively utilized to address power dynamics within critical race and feminist frameworks with young audiences. (Ying Lee).


Buy-A-Bus: Contemporary Women Printmakers

WHEN AND WHERE | October 6 (Friday), 1:40-2:20pm
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT Buy-A-Bus tour for St. George’s School. 15 2ndgraders and 20 4thgraders.


Teaching Training Workshop: Gender In Cross-Cultural Perspective Workshop

WHEN AND WHERE | October 5 (Thursday), 12:40-1:50pm, 2:50-4pm
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT | Student teachers from Teaching and Learning 301 (30 students) will be visiting for a workshop surrounding how art can be utilized to address teacher-student perspectives on how art and counter-narrative can be effectively utilized to address power dynamics within critical race and feminist frameworks with young audiences. (Paulina Abustan).


Art and Society: Contemporary Women Printmakers

WHEN AND WHERE | October 4 (Wednesday), 12:10-1pm
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT | ANTH 201 (73students) will be visiting for a workshop surrounding how aesthetic engagement can teach visual literacy skills and lead audiences to a better perception of empathy and social awareness. (Instructor: Christa Abdul-Karim).


Art and Society: Contemporary Women Printmakers

WHEN AND WHERE | October 4 (Wednesday), 9:10-10am
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT | Teaching and Learning 301 (28 students) will be visiting for a workshop surrounding how aesthetic engagement can teach visual literacy skills and lead audiences to a better perception of empathy and social awareness. (Instructor: AG Rud).


Contemporary Women Printmakers: A Portrait of Race and Gender

WHEN AND WHERE | October 3 (Tuesday), 2:50-4:05pm
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT | Honors 280 students (18 total) will be visiting Contemporary Women Printmakers to explore how portraiture can uncover power dynamics within critical race and feminist frameworks. (Annie Lampmen).


Art and Society: Contemporary Women Printmakers

WHEN AND WHERE | October 2 (Monday), 9:10-10:10am
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT | Teaching and Learning 301 will be visiting for a workshop surrounding how aesthetic engagement can teach visual literacy skills and lead audiences to a better perception of empathy and social awareness. (Instructor: AG Rud).


Teaching Training Workshop: Gender In Cross-Cultural Perspective Workshop

WHEN AND WHERE | September 27 (Wednesday), 10:10-11am
Museum of Art/WSU Gallery

WHAT | Anthropology 316 (35 students) will be visiting for a discussion surrounding representations of race and gender across cultures through examining the art work of Wengechi Mutu, Lorna Simpson, and Allison Saar through topics of phrenology, hair and beauty culture, and interpretations surrounding the lived experiences of female slaves. (Christa Abdul-Karim).


Teaching Training Workshop: Contemporary Women Printmakers and Integrating Arts into K-8 Curriculum

WHEN AND WHERE | September 14 (Tuesday), 1:10-2:30pm
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT | Student teachers from Teaching and Learning 390 will be visiting for a workshop surrounding how art can be utilized to address teacher-student perspectives on how art and counter-narrative can be effectively utilized to address power dynamics within critical race and feminist frameworks with young audiences. (Instructor: Scott Wilson).


Student Reflections and the Power Counter-narrative (Film)

WHEN AND WHERE | MOA/WSU Student collaboration (aesthetic response)
Museum of Art/WSU Gallery

WHAT Drop-Out White: A student photographic collaboration in response to Contemporary Women Printmakers.  As the focal point of this piece, the bandages come to represent the harm that we all experience because of racism with the most visible “injuries” occurring on darker bodies of color with the nude colored bandages.  Through aligning these individuals side by side, viewers are encouraged to reflect on the multiplicity of perspectives found within each of these project participants.


Student Reflections and the Power Counter-narrative (Film)

WHEN AND WHERE |MOA/WSU Student collaboration (aesthetic response)
Museum of Art/WSU Gallery

WHAT | In order to capture the understandings of what the Museum Procedures students have gained through on Contemporary Women Printmakers, Curator of Education, Zach Mazur, and his students produced a “video short” that reflects conversations held in the docent tours the students were trained to conduct. The goal was to capture how storytelling and dialogical learning through an aesthetic engagement can help generate empathy and lead to social awareness. Demonstrating the process of discovery through interpreting the works was important in the discussion of curriculum development, but the students became much more interested in hearing how their own stories intersected with the exhibition content and the vocabulary they acquired through the process.

 

Spring 2017

Intersections: The Poetics of Rick Bartow

WHEN AND WHERE | TBD
Museum of Art/WSU Gallery 

WHAT | A collaboration between WSU’s Museum of Art and the Department of English that explores the shared worlds of art and literature. This public event will offer an evening of student readings in the MOA Gallery surrounded and inspired by the art of Rick Bartow. A significant influence upon Bartow was the artist’s lifelong interest in literature. References to literary themes are common throughout the artist’s repertoire as are specific gestures to authors such as William Shakespeare.


Rick Bartow: Things You Know, but Cannot Explain

WHEN AND WHERE | January 23 (Monday)-March 11 (Saturday)
Museum of Art/WSU Gallery

WHAT | Professor Holloman will place the work of Rick Bartow in a contemporary context through highlighting a key works within the exhibition.


Tradition & Change: Contextualizing The Art of Rick Bartow

WHEN AND WHERE | February 22 (Wednesday), 12-1pm
MOA Gallery 

WHAT | An exhibition walk-through with Michael Holloman, Associate Professor of Art History and American Indian Studies, Washington State University. Drawing from his experiences as a liaison between regional tribes and cultural institutions, Michael Holloman will lead a discussion in defining traditional Native arts and then guide us through the emergence of indigenous artists within the contemporary art field.


Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference Keynote Event: Under The Skin-dismantling Borders Within Borders

WHEN AND WHERE | February 16 (Thursday), 4-6pm
Northern Quest Resort, Airway Heights, WA 

WHAT | “Under the Skin: Dismantling Borders within Borders” is an imagined community that critically analyzes the politics of identity while being immersed in a convulsed U.S. socio-political environment. Systematic imprisonment of people of color, murders of African Americans, and discourses of hatred witnessed in some of the 2016 political campaigns have triggered hateful, discriminatory, and derogatory discourses towards minorities. Our community uses art to challenge essentialist stereotypical representations by telling stories about who we are. Arts have mediated the creation of this community, the reclamation of our mindbodyspirits, and healing. People attending this session will be invited to participate in a collective exercise to continue enriching understandings of stereotypes, labels, and ways of self-identification. (Above excerpt from Under the Skin organizer, Nancy Emilce Carvajal Medina.)


Opening Reception for Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

WHEN AND WHERE |  January 26 (Thursday), 5-7pm
Museum of Art/WSU Gallery

WHAT | Public reception from 5-6pm. Lecture by Rebecca J. Dobkins, Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Native American Art, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University from 6-7pm. Professor Dobkins, Willamette Professor and former researcher at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, has organized exhibitions of American Indian art internationally and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces grant. Professor Dobkins will highlight key events in Rick Bartow’s career and life while situating Bartow’s artwork within broader developments in Contemporary Native American Art.

 

Fall 2016

Art & Medicine Workshop with Cartoonist Mita Mahato

WHEN AND WHERE |October 6 (Thursday), 1:30-3:00pm
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT Mita Mahato’s primary areas of research and teaching are in contemporary Visual and Cultural Studies. Her research explores the articulation and reception of illness stories in extra-lexical narrative forms, including online media, comics, film, and photo essays. Mahato’s essay on the fraught world of illness blogging, “Virtuous Community:  Online Storytelling in Leroy Sievers’s My Cancer,” is forthcoming from Storytelling, Self, Society- an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarship on a wide variety of topics related to oral narrative in performance. Current projects include essays on alienated sympathy in Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner’s joint graphic memoir, Our Cancer Year, and the silent language of illness in David Small’s autography Stitches.


Creativity as a Solo and Collaborative Pursuit: A Conversation with Cartoonist Erin Franklin

WHEN AND WHERE | October 5 (Wednesday), 1:10-2:30pm
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT Eroyn Franklin is a Seattle-based maker of comics including 2 graphic novels, Detained and Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory. She is one of the founders of Short Run, an annual small press festival and year-round resource that celebrates comics, zines, and art books with a focus on limited editions, self-published, and handmade books. Eroyn Franklin will be discussing creativity as a solo and collaborative pursuit. The presentation will consist of a comic reading, discussion, and video about Short Run.


Open House & Lecture with Legendary Seattle Cartoonist Peter Bagge

WHEN AND WHERE | November 3 (Thursday), 6pm
Fine Arts Auditorium

WHAT | Join one of the Northwest’s most celebrated alternative cartoonists, Peter Bagge, as he weaves listeners the story of the Northwest alternative comic scene and how he developed his career as a young cartoonist through establishing a relationship with notorious underground cartoonist, Robert Crumb. After serving as Weirdo magazine’s managing editor Bagge went on to create his own series of comics such as Neat Stuff, the ‘grunge comic’ Hate, and more recently Apocalypse Nerd. Bagge is a recipient of numerous recognitions including the Harvey Award, one of the industry’s most respected awards, and his work is known for its dark humor surrounding youthfulness in middle-class America.


Graphic Narrative Workshop with Legendary Seattle Cartoonist Peter Bagge

WHEN AND WHERE | November 3 (Thursday), 1:25-2:40pm
Museum of Art/WSU

WHAT | Legendary Seattle cartoonist, Peter Bagge, will be providing a workshop for Digital Technology and Culture and Fine Arts students in the Museum of Art/WSU. Bagge will provide both drawing instruction and insights on creating illustrative narratives, from professional business strategies to techniques cartoonists employ in the studio. Drawing upon his decades of experience, Bagge will take students through the various stages of production necessary to create and market graphic novels, comics, and cartoons.


Comics and Counter-Culture Workshop: Sociology of Education

WHEN AND WHERE | October 26 (Wednesday), 5-7:30pm
Museum of Art/WSU Gallery

WHAT | Curator Zach Mazur will be hosting a workshop for Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education doctoral student.  Through both workshop and discussion formats, themes on how social justice, class, sexuality, and race manifest within pop culture and what graphic artists are doing to influence social change.


Drawing on Dialogue: A Conversation Between Student and Teacher Cartoonists through Art & Illustration, S. Clay Wilson and Robert Almquist

WHEN AND WHERE | September 26–December 17
Bundy Reading Room Aviary Hall

WHAT | This program will highlight the Rita McAdoo collection of well-known underground cartoonist, S. Clay Wilson, and his mentor, Lewis-Clark State College art professor Robert Almquist. This mini-exhibition will narrate a decades-long mail exchange of cartoons and illustrations that reflect the ponderings and inner lessons shared between two creative talents, teacher and student, as they navigate through their lives as professional artists.


Digital Technology and Culture: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Satellite Exhibition

WHEN AND WHERE | September 26–December 17
Bundy Reading Room Aviary Hall

WHAT | The Museum of Art/WSU is collaborating with instructor Kristen Becker (DTC) and MASC to advise on and help organize an exhibition focusing on the interpretive potential of illustration. Both student work and carefully curated selections of illustrative works from MASC and the MOA/WSU will be on display.


Opening Reception for Northwest Alternative Comics

WHEN AND WHERE | October 6 (Thursday) 5-7pm
MOA Gallery

WHAT | Public reception will include a brief gallery talk and Q&A session by exhibition advisors, Larry Reid of Fantagraphics and Casey Bruce of Danger Room Comics. Originally underground and bohemian-based, today the region’s comic scene is bigger and more active than ever before. Reid and Bruce will discuss the history of the alternative comic scene in the Northwest and how this cultural phenomenon has contributed to the development of an entire sub-culture.


Tom Van Deusen & Max Clotfelter: Mural Painting

WHEN AND WHERE | September 23 (Friday) 10am-4pm
MOA Gallery

WHAT | Seattle cartoonists Tom Van Deusen and Max Clotfelter will be in the Museum of Art gallery space painting a 12’ x 16’ foot mural for the Northwest Alternative Comics exhibition. This is a rare opportunity to see both artists and curators at work as they prepare the installation and mural for the Northwest Alternative Comics exhibit which opens on Monday, October 26th.


Cougar Comix Jam

WHEN AND WHERE |September 22 (Thursday), 5-10pm
Rico’s Pub

WHAT | Northwest alternative comics artists Max Clotfelter and Tom Van Deusen with be coming to town on September 22nd to host an informal zine making workshop at Rico’s Pub from 5pm to 10pm. Max and Tom will be talking about their comics making process as well as leading participants through the creation of an actual underground zine that will be printed and released at the opening of the NW Alternative Comics Exhibition at the Museum of Art Gallery on October 6. Materials will be provided by the pub, all you’ll need to do is show up and “jam” on one of the pages of the zine. There will be group comic exercises for novices, but anyone who already likes drawing comics can show up and draw. All skill levels are encouraged to participate, everyone is welcome!

 

Fall 2015

Intersections: Poetry Workshop

WHEN AND WHERE |December 10 (Thursday), 5pm
Museum of Art/WSU Gallery and vault space

WHAT | Following the success of the workshop, INTERSECTIONS: The Poetics of Jim Dine, the Dept. of English and Museum of Art will once again be collaborating to design a workshop that highlights the intersection of literary and visual arts.

 

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