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2023 | Hostile Terrain 94

EXHIBITION | January 17, 2023 – March 11, 2023
PARTICIPATION | For updates about upcoming HT94 programs, fill out the participation form
WORKSHOP 12/9 |
HOSTILE TERRAIN 94 WORKSHOP, December 9, 2022, 2:00-4:00p.m.

Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art exhibition created by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP) and directed by UCLA anthropologist Jason De León. Occurring in more than 130 cities around the globe, the installation intends to raise awareness about the realities of the U.S.-Mexico border, focusing on the deaths that have occurred almost daily since 1994 as a direct result of the Border Patrol policy known as “Prevention Through Deterrence” (PTD). HT94 is realized with the help of local volunteers, who record names (when known), age, sex, cause of death, condition of body, and location of recovery on toe tags for each person. » More …

2022 | Juventino Aranda: Esperé Mucho Tiempo Pa Ver

EXHIBITION | August 23, 2022 – March 11, 2023

PROGRAM 10/7| Reception, Friday, October 7, 2022, 4:30-6:00 p.m. (Museum)

Juventino Aranda’s work expresses a search for identity at the intersection of Mexico and America. As the artist has stated, “I am Mexican and second generation ‘American.’ I am not Hispanic, Latino, and definitely not Spanish—even though I live everyday with the consequences of their conquest.” Aranda’s sharp-witted art navigates this cultural borderland, drawing from pre-Columbian sources as well as current affairs related to the social, political, and economic struggles of late capitalism and notions of the American dream. At the heart of his art and activist practices lie poignant themes of social aspiration and reflections of personal vulnerability veiled in a tenderness and humor meant to disarm. » More …

2022 | Sky Hopinka: Lore

A film weaving together family, myth, and trauma, with traces of nostalgia

EXHIBITION | June 7, 2022 – August 6, 2022

Lore, a 2019 film by Sky Hopinka, presents images of friends and landscapes cut, fragmented, and reassembled on an overhead projector as the artist’s hands guide their shape and construction. Overlaying the kaleidoscopic imagery, a narrator’s voice tells a ruminative story, weaving together family, myth, and trauma, with traces of nostalgia articulated in terms of lore. The film culminates in a languorous and communal scene as a group of musicians perform Bo Diddley’s 1955 “Heart-O-Matic Love,” a song about love as a road trip. » More …

2022 | MFA Thesis Exhibition

Sarah Barnett, Jaime Durham, Autumn Hunnicutt, Seo Ryung Park, Meagan Marsh Pine, and Siri Stensberg.

EXHIBITION | March 29, 2022 – May 7, 2022
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Artist Talks
Friday, April 1, 2022, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Reception
Friday, April 1, 2022, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

This annual showcase is the culmination of two or more years work by the Master of Fine Arts graduate candidates. With its wide range of art-making approaches, the thesis exhibition provides a stimulating experience for faculty, students, and museum visitors. » More …

2022 | Our Stories, Our Lives: Irwin Nash Photographs of Yakima Valley Migrant Labor

EXHIBITION | May 24, 2022 – March 11, 2023

PROGRAM 10/7| Guided Conversation with Lipi Turner-Rahman, Friday, October 7, 2022, 3:00-4:30 p.m. (In-Person and Online)
Stream the program live on YouTube

PROGRAM 10/7| Reception, Friday, October 7, 2022, 4:30-6:00 p.m. (Museum)

ABOUT | The bounty and diversity of Washington State’s agriculture is possible because of the labor of agricultural workers. However, this work, and the individuals who perform it, are often hidden from view. In 1967, Irwin Nash visited the Yakima Valley to take photographs for a freelance magazine piece on valley agriculture. After completing this assignment, he nevertheless returned to the farming communities around Yakima each season until 1976 to document the lives of these workers. In the process, he created a compelling archive of more than 9,400 photographs. These images capture the moments of daily life—children playing, Chicano student meetings, family scenes, asparagus harvests—as well as chronicle an era of rising labor and protest movements, strikes, and social awareness that swept across Washington state and the nation. » More …

2022 | Keiko Hara: Four Decades of Paintings and Prints

EXHIBITION | May 24, 2022 – April 15, 2023

PROGRAM 11/16| Reception and Book Release, Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 4:00–6:00 p.m. (Museum)
BOOK LINK| WSU Press, Book are available for signing by the artist Wednesday, 11/16, 4:00–6:00 p.m. (Museum)
BOOK NOTIFICATION| Sign me up! Sign up to be notified when the books are available for sale

ABOUT | Keiko Hara’s exploration of her relationship to her surrounding environment has been continually formulated through the artist’s ongoing series titled, Topophilia. Meaning “a strong love of place,” the term topophilia, with its connection to humanistic geography, also represents a universal desire to hold onto ephemeral moments of beauty and sadness as related to conceptions of place—even if unattainable. This mini-survey exhibition chronicles Hara’s unwavering commitment to painting and her unique form of Japanese woodblock printmaking, over a 40-year period. Her abstract compositions are at once immensely sensitive yet executed in vibrant color with references to water, fire, skies, and verdant lands, offering rich metaphorical imagery. Hara’s longtime home in Walla Walla, Washington, situated in an expansive valley flanked by the Blue Mountains, figures centrally within her work as does a more internal investigation into the poetics of space. Tactility of things, their reference to nature, and how we perceive, feel, and understand the universe that we inhabit are all conditions of Hara’s visual enterprise. » More …

2021 | Art & Healing

Works by Jim Dine and Corita Kent

EXHIBITION: May 7, 2021–August 7, 2021
Gallery 06 | Smith Gallery

ABOUT | Co-curated by students from the Spring 2021 Museum Procedures class, this summer exhibition introduces works from the permanent collection that represent relationships among art, health, and healing.

Many people intuitively feel that spending time with art has positive effects on the mind and the body. Do experiences of art really effect our well-being? How can we explain this? As part of a new Art & Healing collaboration with Pullman Regional Hospital, staff and students working at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU in Spring 2021 sought to identify explanations and examples of art’s connection to health and well-being. » More …

2021 | Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition

Aisha Harrison, Lisa Myers Bulmash, Hasaan Kirkland, Rene Westbrook , Troy Riley Miles, Jasmine Iona Brown, Robert J Lloyd, Grace June, Zinda K Foster, Whitney Evans, Jennifer Kuhns, Cynthia Camlin, Myron Curry, Jackie Schaubel, Derek E Johnson, Maya Milton , Bonnie Hopper, Tracy Poindexter-Canton, Damon Brown, and Felicia Follum

EXHIBITION | September 7, 2021 – December 18, 2021
PROGRAMS 9/28| Opening Reception, Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 5–7 p.m. (Museum)
PROGRAMS 9/29| Black Lives Matter: An Intergenerational Discussion, Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Museum)

ABOUT | The Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition will celebrate and showcase twenty Washington artists who are using their voices, experiences, and artistic expression toward social justice efforts in response to systemic racism. The WSU Schnitzer Museum’s 20 recipients are: Aisha Harrison, Lisa Myers Bulmash, Hasaan Kirkland, Rene Westbrook , Troy Riley Miles, Jasmine Iona Brown, Robert J Lloyd, Grace June, Zinda K Foster, Whitney Evans, Jennifer Kuhns, Cynthia Camlin, Myron Curry, Jackie Schaubel, Derek E Johnson, Maya Milton , Bonnie Hopper, Tracy Poindexter-Canton, Damon Brown, and Felicia Follum. » More …

2022 | Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest

The first exhibition to identify a regional artistic trend grounded in folk and craft traditions

EXHIBITION | January 18, 2022 – May 21, 2022
Indie Folk Reception and Gallery Talk With Guest Curator Melissa Feldman
Thursday, January 20, 2022, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Reception begins at 4:00 p.m., and Gallery Talk begins at 4:30 p.m.
Indie Folk: Sounds from the Northwest: Bigger Boat Concert
Friday, April 22, 2022, 4:00–5:00 p.m.,
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Indie Folk: Sounds from the Northwest Concert
Friday, April 29, 2022, 4:00–7:00 p.m.,
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

ABOUT | The Pacific Northwest is home to a unique artistic ecosystem involving craft traditions, pre-industrial cultures, and Indigenous and settler histories. Like folk art, the works featured here are handmade, unpretentious, and often blur the line between functionality and aesthetics. Artisanal woven baskets and tooled-wood objects mix with works that are makeshift, improvisational, and often employ salvaged materials. For the artists—patchwork quilters and abstract painters alike—a rural and working class ethos of passed down knowledge and making do with what you have is as foundational as academics and studio technique. » More …

2021 | Master of Fine Arts Thesis

Stephanie Broussard

EXHIBITION | April 6, 2021 – May 8, 2021
LIVESTREAMED ARTISTS’S TALK |
Friday, April 9, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm
By: Stephanie Broussard, MFA Graduate Candidate, Note: This program is fully virtual.

OPEN GALLERY WITH STEPHANIE BROUSSARD | Friday, April 9, 2021, 1:00-3:30 pm
Stephanie Broussard will be present in the museum gallery to informally welcome visitors to her Master of Fine Arts Thesis exhibition. The artist will respond to your questions and provide impromptu tours during this time.

ABOUT | This annual showcase is the culmination of two or more years work by the Master of Fine Arts graduate candidates. With its wide range of art-making approaches, the thesis exhibition provides a stimulating experience for faculty, students, and museum visitors. This year’s MFA candidate is Stephanie Broussard, who will be featured in a solo exhibition in the museum’s Pavilion gallery as well as virtually through the museum’s online programming. » More …