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  • Oct. 16-Nov. 3: ‘Unconventional Pairings’ exhibit at School of Design, Construction Gallery

    Andy Warhol marilyn monroeBy Debby Stinson, Museum of Art/WSU

    PULLMAN, Wash.  – “Unconventional Pairings,” an exhibit that spans historic textile garments, works of fine art, architectural renderings, and furnishings, will be open for viewing Oct. 16-Nov. 3 at the WSU School of Design and Construction Gallery.

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  • Aug. 22: ‘Contemporary Women Printmakers’ opens at Museum of Art/WSU

    Hung-Liu-printBy Debby Stinson, Museum of Art/WSU

    PULLMAN, Wash. – The “Contemporary Women Printmakers” exhibition will be on display Aug. 22-Nov. 17 at the Museum of Art/WSU.

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  • April 4-May 6: Thesis exhibit, reception at Museum of Art

    By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art

    PULLMAN, Wash. – The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at the Washington State University Museum of Art will be April 4-May 6. A reception will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the museum gallery. Admission to the museum is free.

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  • Through May: Native American Rick Bartow art retrospective

    By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art

    PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 120 paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints will be displayed in “Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain,” a retrospective representing 40 years of work by the prominent, contemporary Native American artist at the Washington State University Museum of Art Jan. 24-March 11.

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  • Dec. 3: Students combine art, science for education

    art-and-sciencePULLMAN, Wash. – The mix of art and science in the laboratory will yield fun results with the help of Washington State University Museum of Art student interns 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Palouse Discovery Science Center in Pullman.

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  • Museum of Art names new development director

    laura-childPULLMAN, Wash. – Laura Child has been selected director of development for the Museum of Art at Washington State University after serving recently as assistant director of development for the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation.

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  • WSU Museum of Art director to retire Oct. 6

    By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art/WSU

    chris-bruce-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Museum of Art Director Chris Bruce, 69, will retire Oct. 6.

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  • Through Dec. 17: Northwest comics show; Oct. 6 reception

    By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art/WSU

    comic-detail-webPULLMAN, Wash. – “Northwest Alternative Comics” opens at the Washington State University Museum of Art on Monday, Sept. 26, but related events – helping create a comic zine and watching artists make a mural – begin this week. The exhibit, which goes through Dec. 17, is free, as are all events.

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  • Oct. 1: Launch party inaugurates Museum of Art expansion

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    PULLMAN, Wash. – With the planning stage completed, Washington State University will host a free, public launch party to dedicate the site of the $15 million Museum of Art expansion. The party will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Fine Arts plaza.

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  • Through Sept. 17: Faculty art explores geometric tradition

     

    By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art

    PULLMAN, Wash. – A retrospective of works by retired Washington State University faculty member Chris Watts will run Aug. 22-Sept. 17 at the Museum of Art/WSU. An opening reception at 6 p.m. and artist talk at 7 p.m. will be Thursday, Aug. 25, in the museum gallery. Admission is free.

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  • Through July 1: Museum of Art displays newest works

    By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Andy Warhol and Jim Dine prints, as well as Northwest works from the Seattle Art Museum, will be among the pieces on exhibit through July 1 in “From the Collection: New Acquisitions” at the Washington State University Museum of Art.

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  • Art museum employee wins city art award

    Anna-Maria-ShannonPULLMAN, Wash. – The Pullman Arts Commission will present its annual Mayor’s Award to Anna-Maria Shannon, associate director of the Museum of Art at Washington State University, on Thursday at the Pullman ArtWalk.

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  • April 27: Glassmaking demo celebrates WSU glass collection

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    PULLMAN, Wash. – An ancient Egyptian glassmaking technique will be demonstrated during a free, public reception honoring student research of the Marian E. Smith Glass Collection at Washington State University.

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  • Through May 7: Masters students show art; reception April 8

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    PULLMAN, Wash. – Art by six masters of fine arts students will be displayed at the Washington State University Museum of Art through May 7. An opening reception will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 8. Admission is free.

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  • March 26: Student dance party at WSU Museum of Art

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    PULLMAN, Wash. – The Museum of Art gallery will be transformed into a high-end dance club with live DJs, energizing visuals, artists and performers at the “Exposure” student dance party 8-11 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Washington State University.

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  • Jan. 14-March 25: Collectors’ art exhibited; reception Jan. 21

    By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Works from the family collection of a longtime Northwest gallery owner will be on exhibit Jan. 14-March 25 at the Washington State University Museum of Art. A free, public reception will be 6-8 pm Thursday, Jan. 21, in the museum gallery with a 20-30 minute walk-through by the collectors.

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  • Dec. 5: Animation, illusions explored at science center

    science-of-visionPULLMAN, Wash. – Visitors will create 3D illusions and basic animation to explore the science of color and vision as student interns from the Washington State University Museum of Art lead educational activities 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Palouse Discovery Science Center in Pullman.

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  • Through Dec. 12: ‘Jim Dine: A Life in Printmaking’

    PULLMAN, Wash. – An exhibit of prints by contemporary artist Jim Dine – part of the largest gift of art made to the Washington State University Museum of Art – will run Oct. 2-Dec. 12 at the museum on the Pullman campus. Admission to the show and related events is free.

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  • WSU Museum of Art creates new endowment

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    PULLMAN, Wash. – A new endowment created by the Washington State University Museum of Art will allow it to better care for the university’s permanent art collection and acquire new pieces to add to it.

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  • July 9: Closing celebration for former faculty art show, sale

    By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art/WSU

    PULLMAN, Wash. – An art show and sale of works by former fine arts faculty at Washington State University will demonstrate the lasting and ongoing legacy of WSU’s dedication to the visual arts. It will also raise funds for the new Museum of Art/WSU.

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  • Museum of Art/WSU lends Warhols to Missoula Art Museum

    By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art/WSU

    Warhol-witchPULLMAN, Wash. – For the first time, the complete collection of pop artist Andy Warhol’s Polaroid photographs and silver gelatin prints at the Washington State University Museum of Art has been lent for exhibition in another museum.

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  • Museum of Art/WSU receives donation from Seattle collectors

    By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art

    Shimomura-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – Eight contemporary art prints valued at about $33,000 have been given to the Museum of Art at Washington State University by Seattle art collectors and gallery owners Greg Kucera and Larry Yocom.

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  • April 4: Free dance party, art show light up WSU art museum

    By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art/WSU

    EXPOSURE-COVERPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Museum of Art gallery will be transformed into a high-end dance hall for the free “Exposure” student dance party 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, April 4.

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  • Jan. 12-April 3: Famous and ‘found’ photos on display

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Two exhibits – of famous images and of recently discovered “street photography” – will be presented in the free, public show, “Through the Lens: An American Century – Corbis & Vivian Maier,” which will run Jan. 12-April 3 at the Washington State University Museum of Art.

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  • Oct. 15: Emmy-winning film recounts internment camp

    george-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A free, public screening of the Emmy-winning documentary, “Witness: The Legacy of Heart Mountain,” a panel discussion and reception will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Washington State University. It is in conjunction with the WSU art exhibition, “Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff.”

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  • Through Sept. 13: Faculty ceramics at Museum of Art

    By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art/WSU

    PULLMAN, Wash. – A retrospective of ceramic works by retired faculty member Ann Christenson will be on exhibit Aug. 18-Sept. 13 at the Museum of Art at Washington State University. An opening reception will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the museum gallery with a talk by the artist at 7 p.m. Admission to the museum is free.

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  • Acclaimed artist Jim Dine donates collection to Museum of Art/WSU

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Museum of Art announced today that it received an unprecedented gift of more than 200 fine art prints from internationally acclaimed artist Jim Dine. The gift—valued at nearly $2 million—creates the largest permanent collection of Dine prints at a university in the world.

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  • MAC’s Hardesty named curator at WSU art museum

    By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art

    Ryan-Hardesty-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Art curator and exhibit designer Ryan Hardesty has been selected as the new curator of art and exhibitions for the Museum of Art at Washington State University.

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  • Feb. 20: Writer series welcomes award-winning author

    Rebecca-Brown-140PULLMAN, Wash. – A widely acclaimed writer of diverse literature and winner of the Washington State Book Award, Rebecca Brown will read from her work and answer questions at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Museum of Art at Washington State University Pullman.

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  • Museum of Art/WSU receives six original prints from the Andy Warhol foundation

     

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    PULLMAN, Wash. – Six original Andy Warhol prints recently were given to the Washington State University Museum of Art from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. They are the largest Warhol prints in the museum’s permanent collection (up to 40 x 40 inches) and depict both mundane and recognizable pop culture references.

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  • Patron donates $5 million for new WSU Museum of Art

    Photo by Bob Hubner, WSU Photo ServicesPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is one giant step closer to having a new Museum of Art on its Pullman campus, thanks to a multimillion dollar contribution by one of the leading arts patrons in the United States.

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  • High enery jazz improv at WSU Museum of Art

     

     

     

    PULLMAN, Wash. – A free public jazz concert featuring the new Washington State University faculty quartet Nighthawk will be presented at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the WSU Museum of Art.

     

    Nighthawk features hard driving, fiery saxophones with an emphasis on high energy improvisation.

     

    The members of Nighthawk are well known to Palouse jazz fans: saxophonists Greg Yasinitsky and Dave Hagelganz, bassist Frederick “Dave” Snider, and percussionist David Jarvis. Individually, these musicians have performed around the world with top figures in jazz, including Randy Brecker, Tom Harrell, David Friesen, Mal Waldron, Gabe Baltazar, Bill Watrous, Jim Pugh … » More …

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  • Jazz Northwest presents special noontime summer concert at the WSU Art Museum

     

     

     


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    PULLMAN — Jazz Northwest, the acclaimed WSU faculty ensemble, will present a special, summer, noontime concert at the WSU Art Museum on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. The concert is free of charge and the public is invited to enjoy jazz and art in a beautiful setting.

    The performance will feature original compositions by members of Jazz Northwest including “Run, Ritty, Run” by percussionist David Jarvis, “Wog” by saxophonist Dave Hagelganz, “Diva” by saxophonist Greg Yasinitsky and a unique arrangement of Charles Mingus’s “Peggy’s Blue Skylight” by bassist Frederick “Dave” Snider. … » More …

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  • Museum of Art to showcase permanent collection

    PULLMAN – The WSU Museum of Art will be showcasing its recent acquisitions and some classic favorites from the permanent collection in the upcoming Curator’s Choice exhibition May 18 through July 2. A public reception will be held at 2 p.m. June 6 and will feature the Summer Solstice concert, an annual concert featuring the WSU Solstice Wind Quintet.

    “This year’s Curator’s Choice exhibit consists of many new additions to the collection mingled with some of our standard pieces. Recent acquisitions are always a great way to illustrate the commitment of our generous contributors and the constant growth of the collection,” said Keith Wells, curator.

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  • MFA student candidates host art exhibit

    PULLMAN –The WSU Museum of Art in collaboration with the WSU Fine Arts Department, will exhibit the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, April 10 – May 9. There will be an opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday, April 10, in the Museum of Art.

     

    This annual showcase represents the culmination of two or more years work by the Master of Fine Arts graduate candidates. MFA student candidates will present works from a variety of mediums. The exhibit will feature works with a wide range of subject matter, content and style.

     

    This year’s group of candidates includes: Brad Dinsmore, Lauren McCleary, Heather Losey McGeachy, … » More …

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  • School children learn about art, environment

    Gene Rosa, center, with visiting school children at WSU Museum of Art.

     

    More than 2,000 people in the past month have viewed the exhibition “Chris Jordan: Running the Numbers” at the WSU Museum of Art, and thousands more are expected.

     

    An endowment established by faculty member Eugene Rosa funds the Buy-a-Busload-of-Kids Program, which has brought in several hundred students from area schools, with at least 1,000 more scheduled over the next month.
      

     

    “The Museum of Art is incredibly fortunate and grateful to have a supporter like Eugene Rosa,” said Anna-Maria Shannon, associate director. “Because of his … » More …

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  • Andy Warhol photos donated to WSU

    PULLMAN – The Museum of Art at WSU has received an unprecedented gift of works from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The gift, made through the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program in honor of the foundation’s 20th anniversary, includes 150 original Warhol photographs for the museums’ permanent collection.

    A sneak peak of a few of the newly acquired Warhol images will be on display during the Curator’s Choice exhibition beginning May 18, 2009. The full body of work will be shown in 2010.

     

     

    See Soundslide show below – (Note: Lead  photos of Warhol not part of the exhibit).

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  • Museum of Art receives Andy Warhol photographs

    PULLMAN – The Museum of Art at WSU has received an unprecedented gift of works from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The gift, made through the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program in honor of the foundation’s 20th anniversary, includes 150 original Warhol photographs for the museums’ permanent collection.

    A sneak peak of a few of the newly acquired Warhol images will be on display during the Curator’s Choice exhibition beginning May 18, 2009. The full body of work will be shown in 2010.

    WSU is among 183 college and university art museums across the United States to receive this generous gift.  … » More …

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  • Colorful sculpture adorns Museum of Art’s Laisner Plaza

    At first glance, they look like pcv tubing – but the sculptures on display outside the Museum of Art are truly ceramic creations. Crafted and placed by students in Ann Christenson’s beginning ceramics class, the pieces are made from leftover ceramic tubes made for last year’s visiting artist – Linda Sormin.

     

    Christenson, professor of fine arts, said the students built the pieces in kilns using wire and Egyptian paste. The paste is something “between a glaze and clay – which melts but doesn’t run like glaze,” she said.  The paste is used as a type of glue to hold the ceramic tubes … » More …

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  • Faculty Focus highlights Sandra Deutchman

    PULLMAN – The Museum of Art at Washington State University will feature retired WSU faculty member Sandra Salo Deutchman in this year’s Faculty Focus. The exhibit of her work which will be on display Aug. 28 through Sept. 27. She will hold a special public walk-through at noon on Aug. 27 in the Museum of Art.

    Museum of Art Curator Keith Wells said, “Her vibrant, boldly colored paintings create a strong sense of natural
    marvel while her textures and patterns echo the integrity of ancient canyon petroglyphs or perhaps Aboriginal paintings of Australia.”

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