PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Museum of Art begins
its fall exhibition series Aug. 14 with “The American Vision: A Collection
Survey,” featuring selections from the museum’s permanent collection and
Washington Art Consortium collections.

The first exhibition of the fall semester hopes to challenge preconceptions
about the influence of culture on art and the status of American art in the
international community. It ends Oct. 15 and will be closed Sept. 3-4 for the
Labor Day holiday.

From Sept. 11-Oct. 15, running concurrently with “The American Vision,” the
museum gallery will show “Morris Graves: Instruments for a New Navigation.”

The traveling exhibition contains previously unexhibited work from the private
collection of the well-known American visionary artist, begun in Ireland in the
1960s and recently completed. Organized through the Schmidt-Bingham Gallery
in New York, the Graves exhibition also includes rare, three-dimensional works
and related works on paper from the collections of the Bank of America, the
University of Oregon and the Tacoma Art Museum.

The opening reception for “The American Vision” and the Graves exhibitions
is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Fine Arts Center Atrium. Barbara Johns, former
chief curator for the Tacoma Art Museum, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine
Arts Auditorium.

A children’s workshop, “Blowing in the Wind,” is planned for Sept. 30 in the
Fine Arts Center. Children in K-6 grades will create wind chimes and other
wind sculptures, directed by artist Lina Quock. Call Pullman Parks and
Recreation, 334-4555, ext. 228, for registration information.

The 2000 Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition ends the museum’s fall program, running
Oct. 24-Dec. 15. The annual show features recent work in various media by
department of fine arts faculty members. The exhibition is closed Nov. 10, 19
and 23-26 and open by appointment Nov. 20-22.

The opening reception for the faculty exhibit will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 in the
Fine Arts Center Atrium. Paul Lee, fine arts department chair, speaks at 7:30
p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and
1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Its hours are extended 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on home
Cougar football Saturdays. All museum exhibitions and programs are free, and
the gallery is wheelchair accessible.

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