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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

2017 SPRING | MFA THESIS EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION: April 4 – May 6
RECEPTION: Friday, April 7, 6-8pm

ABOUT | The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is organized by our curators Ryan Hardesty and Zach Mazur who’ve said, “This exhibit provides a wide range of styles and stimulating experiences for faculty, students and local museum constituents. The world-class faculty at WSU encourage the MFA candidates to become more assured and articulate in their convictions. We confidently present this year’s graduate thesis work in hopes that undergraduate students, first year graduate students and anyone willing to be moved by art while spending time at WSU will find it a fun and stimulating experience.” This annual showcase represents the culmination of two or more years work by the Master of Fine Arts graduate candidates.

MFA INTERVIEWS | We also are fortunate to have interviews and photos with the candidates posted on facebook (explaining the graduate candidates’ art and processes) as a great resource.  Find these interviews by scrolling down to view the photo gallery, or view them on facebook by clicking here. Or visit the museum’s webpage here and scroll down to view the gallery of images from each artist.

MFA THESIS CANDIDATES |
Hayley Black
Stephen Cohen
Annie Cunningham
Andre Fortes
Yuanwen Lin
Laura Pregeant

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, “Exposing our audience to the culmination of two or more years work from our graduate candidates enriches the community life of Washington State University by providing meaningful encounters with creativity and innovation. 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, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.

TRADITION & CHANGE: CONTEXTUALIZING THE ART OF RICK BARTOW

The Museum of Art/WSU will host an exhibition walk-through with Michael Holloman, Associate Professor of Art History and American Indian Studies, Washington State University on February 22 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Museum Gallery.

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

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, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.

2017 WINTER | RICK BARTOW: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

“Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain,” opens at the Museum of Art/WSU
Exhibit: January 24 – March 11, 2017
Reception: Thursday, January 26, 5-6 p.m.
Lecture: Thursday, January 26, 6-7 p.m.
(With Dr. Rebecca Dobkins, Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Native American Art, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University)

The Museum of Art/WSU announces an Exhibition by Rick Bartow: Thing You Know But Cannot Explain, Jan. 24–Mar. 11, 2017. An opening reception and lecture will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Museum of Art gallery. Admission to the museum is free.

ABOUT | Representing more than forty years of work, Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain features a broad selection of sculptures, paintings, drawings and prints, drawn from public and private collections, including the artist’s studio, that affirm this extraordinary artist’s regional, national, and international impact. Personal experiences, cultural engagement and global myths, especially Native American transformation stories, are at the heart of Bartow’s art. Animals and self-portraits populate his iconography, and he was known for astute interpretations of literary, musical and visual sources.

Born in 1946, Bartow was a member of the Wiyot tribe of Northern California and had close ties with Oregon’s Siletz community. His work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions and is in numerous public and private collections. A recent career highlight was the completion of We Were Always Here (2012), a monumental pair of sculptures over 20 feet high installed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The renowned artist recently passed away in the spring of 2016.

Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain was organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon.

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, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.

2016 COMIC ARTIST LECTURE | With artist Peter Bagge at Museum/WSU

JOIN THE MUSEUM OF ART FOR A LECTURE WITH ARTIST PETER BAGGE IN THE MUSEUM GALLERY
Thursday, November 3 at 6pm

Meet one of the Northwest’s most celebrated alternative cartoonists, Peter Bagge, as he weaves listeners the story of the Northwest alternative comics 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.

Notes | Open to the public.

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 Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and closed on Sundays. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.