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2021 | Tabletop Letterpress Printing: An Introduction and Demonstration

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 2:004:00 p.m.
Tabletop Letterpress Printing: An Introduction and Demonstration

Contact with questions: Kristin Becker, kristin.carlson@wsu.edu (JSMA); Kathryn Manis, kathryn.manis@wsu.edu (MASC)
This event will take place in the museum’s Pavilion gallery and masks are required.

Join representatives from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU (JSMA) and WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) for an introduction to MASC’s recently acquired tabletop letterpress. Staff will be on-hand to discuss the history of letterpress printing, provide background on our Kelsey Victor 8 x 10 platen press, and assist attendees in practicing laying type and printing sample formes (the letterpress term for lines of type that are ready to be printed). All are welcome to attend, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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 visit museum.wsu.edu/about.

2021 | Black Lives Matter: An Intergenerational Discussion

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 3:304:30 p.m.
Black Lives Matter: An Intergenerational Discussion

Stream the program live on YouTube
Free and open to the public, no registration necessary.
Moderated by:
Lisa Guerrero, Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence, WSU
Artist Grant Winners: Lisa Myers Bulmash, Rene Westbrook, Hasaan Kirkland, Robert Lloyd

On September 29 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., join select awardees of the Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program for a discussion of the question: Why has art—in all its forms—always been central to thinking about Black liberation and racial justice? Panelists will address historical contexts and recent events in our shared search for racial equity. The discussion will be moderated by Lisa Guerrero, Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence, WSU. This discussion will be hosted live at the museum as well as livestreamed on youtube.

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 visit museum.wsu.edu/about.

2021 | Exhibition Tour with Alison Saar

Join artist Alison Saar in the museum galleries on Wednesday, September 29, from 2-3 p.m. for a personal tour of Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, a retrospective exhibition featuring nearly 50 prints and five sculptures by this renowned Los Angeles–based artist.

American artist Alison Saar is a master of printmaking and sculpture. She employs a personal vocabulary informed by history, race, and mythology. Her influences range from ancient Europe, Africa, and American folk art. Saar’s works narrate stories of the African American experience, moving effortlessly from the personal to the political. In many of her works, she charts the tragic history of slavery in America, but her figures symbolize defiance and strength. Other recurring images are informed by jazz, romance, and desire.

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 visit museum.wsu.edu/about.

2021 | Sneak Peak For Two Weeks

Public Tours: Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:003:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, August 25 and September 1
Fridays, August 27 and September 3

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU will be closed Aug. 7–23 to deinstall its current exhibitions. The museum reopens on Tuesday, Aug. 24 and is extending a special invitation to the community. Museum staff will be revealing the hidden, mysterious world behind the gallery walls by performing “back of house” curatorial tasks within the gallery space as they prepare two new exhibitions: Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation and the Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition.

This special two‑week viewing takes place during a time in which museums are seeking to become more transparent and participatory, leading to an accessible and socially engaging visit. Exhibition installation progress will change constantly during the sneak peek period. Each day will offer a potentially new experience for the viewer and make visible the methods of preservation and scholarship that are essential to any museum.

To participate in this special invitation for a behind the scenes view, visit the museum Aug. 24–28 and Aug. 31–Sept. 4, Tuesday through Friday 1 to 4 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Public tours during this time will be available from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays with Education Coordinator Kristin Becker. Faculty may also schedule a group tour for a campus class by emailing kristin.carlson@wsu.edu.

Admission to the museum is always free.

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 visit museum.wsu.edu.

2021 | Art & Healing: Cello Performance 3 by Ruth Boden

Cello performance by Ruth Boden in conversation with Trimpin’s sound sculpture Ambiente432. Ruth Boden and Dean Luethi will explore a meditative space through a cello and vocal performance. » More ...

2021 | 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.

2021 | YouTube Live: Portraits of the Columbia Plateau With Curator Michael Holloman

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 4:005:00 p.m.
Portraits of the Columbia Plateau
With Curator Michael Holloman

Stream the program live on YouTube
Free and open to the public, no registration necessary.
Guests participants include: Provost Elizabeth Chilton, Zoe Higheagle Strong, and Nakia Williamson

Join guest curator Michael Holloman as he speaks about the exhibition Follow the River: Portraits of the Columbia Plateau, presenting portraiture of Plateau tribal members as commissioned in the mid-1930s by former WSC President Ernest O. Holland. As a counterpoint, tremendous Plateau cultural materials are included from the Museum of Anthropology WSU, as well as the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Spokane. The program will revisit these documentary paintings while showing tribal permanence in the region. As many Nez Perce (and Plateau) peoples were painted on the Colville Indian Reservation at the time, it is appropriate that WSU Pullman and our multiple campus community better understand this history in the context and importance of our indigenous land acknowledgment.

Michael Holloman is an Associate Professor in the WSU Department of Fine Arts, and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. In this opening program he will be joined by Provost Elizabeth Chilton; Zoe Higheagle Strong, Executive Director for Tribal Relations & Special Assistant to the Provost and Director of the Center for Native American Research and Collaboration WSU; and Nakia Williamson, Cultural Resources Program Director of the Nez Perce Tribe.

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

IMAGE CAPTIONS:
Jim Kaine (1935) painted by Worth D. Griffin,
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Permanent Collection

Cleveland Kamiakin (1935) painted by Worth D. Griffin,
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Permanent Collection

Melissa Parr (1935) painted by Worth D. Griffin,
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Permanent Collection

Curator Michael Holloman with Eliza Testapulus Kamiaken (1935) painted by Worth D. Griffin,
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU Permanent Collection