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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 | 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.

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Select the first option, “Zoom Client for Meetings” then click the “Download” button

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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

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

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To join via telephone: US: +1 253 215 8782
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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.