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2021 | Livestreamed Artist’s Talk by Stephanie Broussard

Friday, April 9, 2021, 4:005:00 p.m. PST
Livestreamed Artist’s Talk By MFA
Graduate Candidate Stephanie Broussard

Stream the program live on YouTube
Free and open to the public, no registration necessary.
This livestreamed talk accompanies the 2021 Master of Fine Arts Thesis exhibition

Join MFA graduate candidate Stephanie Broussard virtually as she takes the audience on a tour of her thesis exhibition in the museum’s Pavilion gallery. Traveling from many places to join the cohort at WSU, Broussard engaged in an intense two-year interdisciplinary studio program and met regularly with faculty members for group and individual critiques. Visiting artists and scholars provided diverse one-on-one insight into her creative work while the artist sharpened her confidence, convictions, and skills.

Stephanie Broussard’s work interprets and plays with perceptions of space utilizing the language of paint. Through a series of contrasting themes, she has constructed narrative paintings revolving around distance & closeness; interior & exterior; cityscape & landscape; spiritual & physical; presence & absence.

After the presentation, Stephanie will be joined by her MFA peers for a panel discussion regarding her work. The remainder of Broussard’s MFA cohort, who also entered the program of graduate study in Fine Arts in 2019, have elected to stay a third year due to complications of COVID-19. Broussard’s fellow MFAs have been an important part of her graduate experience, and the panel discussion will give this special group time to reflect on and celebrate Broussard’s effort and accomplishment.

Note: Stephanie’s livestreamed artist talk is fully virtual.

Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. Funding for this exhibition is provided by the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Endowment and members of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU.

Open Gallery With MFA Candidate Stephanie Broussard

Friday, April 9, 2021, 1:003:30 p.m.
Open Gallery With MFA Thesis Candidate Stephanie Broussard

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, Pavilion Gallery
Free and open to the public, no registration necessary.

MFA Candidate Stephanie Broussard will be present in the 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.

Attestation, distancing, and masks required: please see COVID-19 update on museum website. If the museum is at capacity when you arrive, please wait outside on Terrell Mall. Museum staff will be available to advise waiting visitors.

LOCATION | The  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU 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.

2020 | Livestreamed Art History Talk by Namita Gupta Wiggers

Teaching Through Talking: How Betty Feves’ Ceramics Reveal Historic Shifts in Art Education
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Remote Zoom Webinar

Livestreamed Art History Talk by Namita Gupta Wiggers
Discussion and Q&A to follow with guest Squeak Meisel, Chair, WSU Department of Fine Arts

Educator and curator Namita Gupta Wiggers will discuss an important pivot in arts education in the 1930s and 40s exemplified by the ceramics of artist and WSU alumnus Betty Feves. This talk accompanies the exhibition Betty Feves: The Earth Itself at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU. After the talk, Namita will have a conversation with Squeak Meisel, Chair of WSU’s Department of Fine Arts. Questions will be moderated via Zoom Q&A.

Betty Whiteman Feves belongs to a generation of mid-century vanguard artists who set the stage for dynamic shifts in the use of clay in art. She graduated from Washington State College (now Washington State University) in 1939. As an undergraduate student, Feves experienced an historic pivot in arts education, exemplified by the teachings of Abstract Expressionist Clyfford Still. Still’s discussion-based approach, which we know as the modern-day “crit,” was a radical shift away from a physical correction-based method. Feves also studied with Cameron Booth, William Fortune Ryan, and Alexander Archipenko, but correspondence with her classmate Alice Burke Schuchman reveals that Still’s teachings were the ideas with which she continued to wrestle. From Still, Feves learned dedication, the crit-based method of education, and how to mix her own paint. She also experienced the pressures and constraints pushed upon female art students aiming to be working artists in the 1930s and 40s. Starting with her academic art education, this lecture will connect Feves’ work in the context of her undergraduate and graduate education at WSU, Columbia University, and DesignTechnics with her lifelong work in clay.

About the exhibition: Betty Feves The Earth Itself

To join the webinar:
https://wsu.zoom.us/s/97783041501
If prompted for a Passcode: 696164

Download and install Zoom before the webinar starts: https://zoom.us/download
Select the first option, “Zoom Client for Meetings” then click the “Download” button

To join via telephone: US: +1 253 215 8782
• Enter the meeting ID: 97783041501#
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Funding for this program and exhibition is provided by Alan and Laurie Feves, the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Endowment, Patrick and Elizabeth Siler, and members of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU.

2020 | Open Gallery With Artist Etsuko Ichikawa

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Bruce/Floyd and Borth Galleries
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Please join us for a special event!

Artist Etsuko Ichikawa will be present in the gallery to informally welcome visitors to her exhibition, Etsuko Ichikawa: Broken Poems of Fireflies. The artist will respond to your questions and provide impromptu tours during this time.

Up to ten visitors will be hosted in the museum at one time, including museum staff. Attestation, distancing, and masks required: please see COVID-19 Update on museum website. If the museum is at capacity when you arrive, please wait outside on Terrell Mall. Museum staff will be available to advise waiting visitors.

Exhibition Information
https://museum.wsu.edu/events/exhibit/2020-etsuko-ichikawa-broken-poems-of-fireflies/

JSMA WSU COVID-19 Information
https://museum.wsu.edu/events/

Special Event: A Conversation with Jeffry Mitchell and Marie Watt

Special Event: A Conversation with Jeffry Mitchell and Marie Watt
Date:
April 12, 2018
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Borth and Creighton Galleries | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is hosting a conversation with well-known artists Jeffry Mitchell and Marie Watt on April 12, 2018 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome! This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to become familiar with artists Jeffry Mitchell and Marie Watt. Marie will moderate a conversation with Jeffry about his work in the Borth Gallery (03). Jeffry will likewise moderate a conversation with Marie about her work in the Creighton Gallery (04). Enjoy this alternative method of engagement reflecting a dialog between two artists who know each other’s work both personally and professionally.

LOCATION | The  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. The hours of our six galleries are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.

Grand Opening Invitation: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Please join us for the Grand Opening Dedication Ceremony on Friday, April 6 (mom’s weekend) from noon to 1:00 p.m. President Kirk Schulz, architect Jim Olson, and patron Jordan Schnitzer will share their thoughts. Refreshments will be served in the Pavilion gallery and tours will be given every two hours. The new museum is located directly South of the CUB on Terrell Mall of the Pullman campus. » More ...

CLOSING RECEPTION & JOINT LECTURE with Wendy Red Star and Beatrice Red Star Fletcher

The current Museum of Art/WSU is closing its doors after 42 years of dedicated service to the arts. We will reopen with a new name, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU, in a newly completed building on Mom’s weekend 2018. Join us for a closing reception party and special lecture by Wendy Red Star and her ten year old daughter, Beatrice Red Star Fletcher from 5-7 pm on November 17, 2017, in the current gallery space. » More ...

2017 EXHIBIT | UNCONVENTIONAL PAIRINGS

Unconventional Pairings exhibition opens at the School of Design and Construction Gallery

On view at the WSU School of Design and Construction Gallery from Oct. 16 – November 3, the Unconventional Pairings exhibition’s opening reception will be held Monday, October 16, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the School of Design and Construction Gallery, 1st Floor, Carpenter Hall, WSU Pullman. A live performance and light refreshments accompany the opening reception.

Unconventional Pairings puts together surprising combinations of historic textile garments, works of fine art, architectural renderings, and furnishings as means to stimulate unexpected synergies and discussions. Organized around four thematic groupings — Elusive, In Service, Inside Out and Spectacle — the exhibition highlights cultural materials spanning the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries to forge links between the past and present as well as  social contexts. In addition, each conceptual grouping will be further augmented by live performance art expanding upon the themes to include expressions of the body in physical time and space.  

Developed in collaboration, Unconventional Pairings is a cross-disciplinary venture between four Washington State University areas: Apparel, Merchandising, Design & Textiles; Department of Fine Arts; Interior Design; and the Museum of Art. Drawn from both the Museum of Art and AMDT’s permanent collections, the exhibition includes iconic and lesser known original works in a range of materials and media. Each department utilized significant student involvement in the research, writing, preparation and installation of the exhibition, as well as the participation of student performers.

Faculty and Staff Organizers:
Linda Bradley, Professor, Department of AMDT
Amy Hughes, Instructor, Department of AMDT
Squeak Meisel, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts
Io Palmer, Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts
Carrie Vielle, Clinical Assistant Professor, Interior Design
Ryan Hardesty, Interim Chief Curator, Museum of Art
Anna-Maria Shannon, Interim Director, Museum of Art
Zach Mazur, Curator of Education and Collections, Museum of Art

2017 FALL EXHIBIT | CONTEMPORARY WOMEN PRINTMAKERS

Contemporary Women Printmakers celebrates six internationally recognized women artists invested in printmaking, a process both physically and technically demanding. Featured artists include Hung Liu, Wangechi Mutu, Deborah Oropallo, Wendy Red Star, Alison Saar and Lorna Simpson. Hailing from many places around the world—Africa, Asia, and North America—these artists offer a diverse set of perspectives on a wide-range of themes pertaining to global culture. Each is critically engaged with content surrounding issues of identity formation—through gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, or economic class—and each employs figuration as a means to explore representations of the female body within contemporary art and popular culture. » More ...

2017 SUMMER | CURATORS CHOICE EXHIBIT

Reflections on Place through WSU Faculty and the Museum Collection
May 16 – June 30, 2017

“The intersections of nature, culture, history, and ideology form the ground on which we stand—our land, our place, the local.” –Lucy Lippard

ABOUT | In his essay Towards a Critical Regionalism, architectural historian Kenneth Frampton denounced the prevailing “international” style of architecture—modular, rational, often partly pre-fabricated—for reducing regional variance to the point that new buildings in cities across the world were beginning to look altogether and everywhere the same. As an ensuing extension of Frampton’s argument, artists of various disciplines have taken up the challenge of balancing regional difference within a hyper-connected, globalized world. Today’s culture-makers have an opportunity to benefit from burgeoning avenues of information exchange and de-centralized seats of power, while critically responding to local conditions; reflective of their community’s histories, cultural-makeup, and the particulars of the surrounding land.

Points of Interest brings together four Washington State University faculty members—Ruth Boden, Kevin Haas, Taiji Miyasaka, and Linda Russo—whom each, in their own way, provide a lens onto the multi-faceted idea of “place.” Through their creative practices and current research these individuals probe themes of uniqueness as it pertains to locale, but also, degrees of sameness and shared commonalities through cultural synthesis. Supplementing and providing context to their inquiries will be selections of place-based works drawn from the museum’s permanent collection of over 3500 objects.

The Museum of Art is committed to the idea that a museum has a responsibility to recognize the creative talent of its region.  Anna-Maria Shannon, Interim Director of the museum adds, “Our over-arching goal is to support creativity and innovation in students who can seek out divergent opinions, examine complex issues from a variety of perspectives and find meaning in the world.”

LOCATION | The Museum of Art is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.

 

WSU FACULTY PROFESSORS |

Ruth Boden

Kevin Haas

Taiji Miyasaka

Linda Russo