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2016 From the Collection: New Acquisitions | WSU Museum Exhibition

EXHIBITION | May 17 – July 1, 2016

Over the last five years, the Museum of Art/WSU has added more than 500 works of art to the permanent collection through generous gifts of the museum’s friends. Now totaling approximately 3500 unique objects, the collection provides a lasting legacy of the 20th and 21st centuries’ visual language. Held and cared for in our community’s trust, the collection is a campus educational resource and foundation for approaching emergent art forms we can only begin to imagine.

From the Collection: New Acquisitions puts on view, in many instances for the first time, selections from collection newcomers. These works have deepened holdings of previously collected artists and serve to introduce new artists to us. The exhibition also serves as a reminder of the generosity of many donors who understand the value of sharing great art with our community.

Recent significant gifts include 35 original works of Northwest art from the Seattle Art Museum, 201 original prints by the contemporary American artist Jim Dine, and 174 prints and photographs by Andy Warhol from the Andy Warhol Foundation. The Museum has received 8 outstanding examples of contemporary art making from the Greg Kucera Gallery and 4 works on paper by the recently deceased artist Rick Bartow from Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and Froelick Gallery, Portland. Additionally, exceptional donations of artwork have been accepted from individuals, such as Scott Patnode’s gift of 5 American and British works, Jane Orleman’s donation of her late husband Richard C. Elliott’s prints, Patricia Patterson’s donation of prints by Sister Mary Corita Kent, and Sean Elwood’s continued giving—tallying over 300 artworks. It is only through such philanthropy that museum collections grow and our horizons evolve.

FUNDING  |  Funding for this exhibition is provided by the Members of the Museum of Art and the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Art Endowment.

SPECIAL THANKS | This exhibition benefited from student curatorial involvement from the following individuals: Kendra Fleharty, Haley Markham, and Jonathon Matteson.

Marian E. Smith Glass Collection Reception & Demonstration of Ancient Egyptian Glass Technique

JOIN US FOR A RECEPTION! | The Museum of Art/WSU hopes you will join us to celebrate the Marian E. Smith Glass Collection at a reception which will include a demonstration of the ancient Egyptian art of glass blowing, April 27, 2016. This event will begin at 4:00 pm and end at 5:30 pm and will be held on the main floor atrium of the CUE (Smith Center for Undergraduate Education). There is no admission fee.

This event is honoring student research of the Marian E. Smith Glass Collection, edited and organized by Dr. Hallie G. Meredith, a professor of the WSU Fine Arts department, in collaboration with the Museum of Art/WSU. The reception will be followed by an ancient Egyptian glass demonstration.  The Material Advantage Club and Dr. John McCloy, Assoc. Professor in the School of Mechanical & Materials Eng.; Joint appointee Pacific NW National Lab will be facilitating the demonstration.

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN GLASS BLOWING DEMONSTRATION | To learn more about our demonstration of the ancient Egyptian glass core-formed technique, please view this 2 minute video.

LOCATION | Main floor atrium of The Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE), located south of the CUB and Martin Stadium, just behind the police station off Terrell Mall.

CONTACT | For more information please phone Dr. Hallie G. Meredith at 509-335-7043.

A special thanks to Marian E. Smith, Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith and the Members of the Museum of Art for their continued support.


Monday, April 18, 12-1pm, Museum of Art / Washington State University

Looking to give your arts career a boost? In this free one-hour presentation, Artist Trust Spokane Program Coordinator and artist Anne-Claire Mitchell gives you the scoop on how Artist Trust can help. You’ll learn how Artist Trust serves Washington State Artists of all disciplines and how you can use these programs and resources to advance your arts business. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Anne-Claire Mitchell Artist Trust

Anne-Claire Mitchell, Artist Trust, Spokane Program Coordinator

Anne-Claire coordinates professional development and assists with Artist Trust grant-making support programs in Spokane County. She was born and raised in Spokane. She has worked as a project coordinator in the renewable energy industry, generating project and funding opportunities in Eastern WA. She co-founded the Richmond Art Collective (RAC) in downtown Spokane and also manages operations at RAC’s primary exhibition space. Anne-Claire is an artist herself. Her practice is cross-disciplinary, intersecting 2-D work, digital media, and music, especially through collaboration. She’s involved with several Spokane-based arts organizations and programs including INK ArtsSpace, Girl’s Rock Lab, Spokane Women in Art & Media, the Downtown Spokane Murals Project, and the Laboratory Spokane Artist Residency.

EXHIBITION: Curators’ Choices: The Greg Kucera & Larry Yocom Collection at WSU Museum

Please join us for the exhibition Curators’ Choices: The Greg Kucera & Larry Yocom Collection.

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT | Distinguished as one of the Northwest’s longest-standing and respected gallerists, Seattle resident Greg Kucera with his husband Larry Yocom, have also built an extensive private art collection. Assembled collaboratively over a 30-year span, the Kucera/Yocom collection focuses primarily on contemporary and historic art of the Northwest, while encompassing many significant works by internationally-known artists. Varied and nuanced, their collection contains additional holdings of erotica, including Japanese shunga, as well as objects by self-taught makers and decorative arts from the world-over.

ABOUT THE COLLECTION | Collection-building at such an involved level is ultimately a highly personal curatorial enterprise, following themes of interest “with eyes that remain fresh” on the lookout for unexpected expressions of creativity. Our exhibition honors the selectivity of Greg and Larry, and reflects further shaping by the curatorial team here at Museum of Art. Additionally, the exhibition affords us an opportunity to survey a cultural ecosystem where artist, dealer, collector, curator, and the public-at-large all have key contributions to make.

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., Thursday open until 7 pm, *Closed Sunday*.  For more information please contact the museum at (509) 335-1910. To learn more, please visit our website at, or find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

FILM NIGHT/RECEPTION: Two Jim Dine films at the CUB Auditorium, reception at WSU Museum

Join the Museum of Art/WSU and WSU’s Student Entertainment Board to screen two award-winning documentary films on the artist Jim Dine. Begin your evening in the CUB Auditorium viewing Jim Dine: A Self Portrait on the Walls (1995) and All about Looking (1996), then transition to the MOA gallery to enjoy the exhibition Jim Dine: A Life in Printmaking. Light refreshments provided. » More …

WORKSHOP: Experience Printmaking at WSU Museum, With Kevin Haas

For the first 12 participants to sign up, this is a free workshop providing hands-on experience designing and producing prints, while learning about the themes and printmaking techniques utilized by acclaimed artist, Jim Dine. First, tour the exhibition Jim Dine: A Life in Printmaking with Museum of Art curators, then move to the Fine Arts printmaking studios where WSU Fine Arts professor and artist Kevin Haas will lead a fun and engaging printmaking workshop. Email to register.

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The Feast featuring Barnard Griffin

Join the WSUAA, the Carson College of Business School of Hospitality Business Management, the Museum of Art, and the School of Music for The Feast, a wonderful, four-course dinner held on Friday evenings of Cougar home football games.

RECEPTION: Faculty Exhibit at WSU Museum, Thursday, 9/3, 6-8pm

Please join us for a reception at the Museum of Art/WSU Thursday, 9/3, from 6-8pm for the 2015 Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition.

We’re excited to present artwork from this year’s extremely talented Fine Arts faculty including: Sena Clara Creston, Dennis DeHart, Tim Doebler, Joe Hedges, Kevin Haas, David Herbold, Michael Holloman, Jamin Kuhn, Zachary Kolden, Pamela Lee, Jiemei Lin, Squeak Meisel, Hiromi Okumura, Io Palmer, Alma Rocha, Sam Ryan and Reza Safavi.

As many of you know, the museum has a long-standing tradition of presenting work from the Department of Fine Arts faculty, alternating large group shows with a biennial exhibit showcasing an individual faculty member who has recently retired.

This exhibition is an opportunity to see current WSU Fine Arts faculty skills put to practice in a diverse array of styles and media. Come view a wide variety of art from the WSU faculty who provide the inspiration to our students daily.

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 am – 4 pm, Thursday open until 7 pm, *Closed Sunday*.  For more information please contact the museum at (509) 335-1910.