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2022 | Friday, October 7: Guided Conversation with Guest Curator Lipi Turner-Rahman

3:00-4:30 p.m.
Guided Conversation
Our Stories, Our Lives: Irwin Nash Photographs of Yakima Valley Migrant Labor
Location: Pavilion Gallery and Livestreamed

Stream the program live on YouTube
Free and open to the public, no registration necessary.
Moderated by:
Lipi Turner-Rahman, Director of Development, WSU Libraries
Special Guests: Yakima Valley community members
from multiple generations; Daisy Zavala Magaña; and Juventino Aranda

Join guest curator Lipi Turner-Rahman as she guides a conversation about this exhibition, which chronicles the daily lives of agricultural workers—as well as an era of rising labor movements and social awareness—in the Yakima Valley in the 1960s and 70s. Special guests include Laura Solis, who was born and raised in the Yakima Valley community; Daisy Zavala Magaña from the Seattle Times; and Juventino Aranda, whose exhibition Juventino Aranda: Esperé Mucho Tiempo Pa Ver runs concurrently with Our Stories, Our Lives: Irwin Nash Photography of Yakima Valley Migrant Labor.

This event will be immediately followed by an opening reception for Our Stories, Our Lives: Irwin Nash Photographs of Yakima Valley Migrant Labor and Juventino Aranda: Esperé Mucho Tiempo Pa Ver.

2022 | Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Reception

Join us on Friday, April 1 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition‘s Opening Reception. This exhibit provides a wide range of styles and stimulating experiences for faculty, students and local museum constituents. The world-class Fine Arts faculty at WSU encourage the MFA candidates to become more assured and articulate in their convictions.

The museum confidently presents this year’s graduate thesis work certain that faculty, students, staff and visitors to 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.

The reception is preceded by MFA Thesis Talks from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

MFA THESIS CANDIDATES | Sarah Barnett, Jaime Durham, Autumn Hunnicutt, Seo Ryung Park, Meagan Marsh Pine, and Siri Stensberg.

LOCATION | The  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.

MFA Thesis Artist Talks

Join us on Friday, April 1 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. for short talks by the six graduate candidates featured in the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. Each artist will speak briefly to introduce the body of work they are presenting in the exhibition. The talks will be followed by an opening reception from 4:00-6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

MFA THESIS CANDIDATES | Sarah Barnett, Jaime Durham, Autumn Hunnicutt, Seo Ryung Park, Meagan Marsh Pine, and Siri Stensberg.

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 https://museum.wsu.edu/about.

2022 | Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Lecture Featuring: Alison Saar

Click the following link to register in advance: Alison Saar Webinar Registration

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Join artist Alison Saar on Thursday, February 10 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. online for a virtual lecture. The Jo Hockenhull Lecture series, organized by the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), the Fine Arts Department, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, has named Alison Saar as the Visiting Lecturer for 2022. Saar will discuss the connections between art and social justice as she provides an overview of her work in sculpture and printmaking. This event is free to the public.

American artist Alison Saar is known not only for her powerful sculptures—she is also a master of the art of printmaking. In both forms, 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. Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation—featuring nearly 50 prints and five sculptures by the Los Angeles–based artist—is on view at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through March 12, 2022.

The Hockenhull lecture series was launched in 1996 by the Women’s Studies Department in collaboration with the Department of Fine Arts to honor Jo Hockenhull, a WSU emeritus professor of Fine Arts who served as director of women’s studies for more than a decade. At WSU, Hockenhull focused on building programs and initiatives supporting diversity, the liberal arts, free speech, and critical thinking. Past lecturers have been visual artists, poets, and performance artists who have emphasized the important connections between art, social justice, and political practice. Past recipients have included Arshia Fatima Haq, Marie Watt, Alma Lopez, Faith Ringgold, Octavia Butler, and the Guerilla Girls, to name a few.

For more information, contact Nishant Shahani at 509-335-5286 or nshahani3@wsu.edu.

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 | 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 | 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.

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 | Livestreamed Webinar, Into the Archives: Photography from the Colville Reservation

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 5:00–5:45 p.m. PST
Into the Archives: Photography from the Colville Reservation
Venue: Clyfford Still Museum & WSU Schnitzer Museum

To Register
To Join on Zoom
If you do not have access to Zoom, stream the program live on YouTube

Presenters:
Milo Carpenter, Associate Digital Archivist, Clyfford Still Museum
Michael Holloman, Associate Professor: Drawing Coordinator and Art History, Washington State University
Hosted by the Clyfford Still Museum in partnership with Denver Month of Photography and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

In 1936, Clyfford Still co-founded an artists’ colony in Nespelem, the Indian Agency on the Colville Reservation in Washington state. During his time there, Still sketched and photographed the Native Americans whose livelihoods had been negatively impacted by the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam by the United States government. Join this virtual program, presented in partnership with Denver Month of Photography, featuring CSM digital archivist Milo Carpenter and Washington State University professor Michael Holloman (member, Colville Confederated Tribes). Their conversation will shed light on the creation and context of these photographs.

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

Export to: iCal, Google
Or join by phone:

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 889 9095 4030
International numbers available: https://clyffordstillmuseum-org.zoom.us/u/kvZ0RhKg2

Artificial Intelligence closed captioning is available for all of our live virtual programs via Zoom and recorded programs on YouTube. American Sign Language interpretation is available upon request with two weeks advance notice subject to the availability of interpreters. We will make every effort to accommodate requests outside of that time frame. For these or other accommodation requests, email Sonia Rae at deai@clyffordstillmuseum.org.

IMAGE CAPTIONS:
Portrait of a woman in traditional Native American dress, circa 1925, July 9. Photo by Clyfford Still. Courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

Landscape view with tipis and Native Americans on horseback at Nespelem, circa 1937 – 1938. Photograph by Clyfford Still. Courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives. © City and County of Denver/ ARS, NY

Landscape view with cars and tipis at Nespelem, circa 1937 – 1938. Photograph by Clyfford Still. Courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives. © City and County of Denver/ ARS, NY

In Coordination with the WSU Schnitzer Museum Exhibition: Follow the River: Portraits of the Columbia Plateau

 

 

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