PULLMAN – The WSU Museum of Art’s recently produced “Gaylen Hansen: Three Decades of Paintings” exhibition and publication will be opening at the Seattle Art Museum.
 
The exhibition debuted at the Museum of Art/WSU and the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in the spring of 2007.
 
Hansen will present a special guest lecture, “A Kernal of Truth,” at 7 p.m on Fri., Oct. 19. at the Plestcheeff Auditorium in the Seattle Art Museum. The exhibition from Oct. 19 to Jan. 6, 2008.
 
“It is the first one-person show to take place in the Northwest’s premiere museum and newly expanded showcase for art,” said Museum of Art Director, Chris Bruce.
 
After leaving the Seattle Art Museum, the exhibition will travel to the Salt Lake Art Center in Utah and the Missoula Art Museum in Montana.
 
The Museum of Art/WSU has produced a number of traveling exhibitions and accompanying publications over the past few years. The hugely successful 2005, Roy Lichtenstein Prints 1956-97, exhibition and publication was the first to hit the road after opening at WSU.
 
Bruce said, “By traveling these great shows we begin to contribute to the national and international art dialogue. By participating in this dialogue, we continue to build a reputation for WSU and the Museum of Art as organizations capable of establishing meaningful,world-class exhibitions and publications.”
 
In February 2008, the Museum of Art will feature “Sherry Markovitz: Shimmer; Paintings and Sculptures, 1979-2006.” This exhibition and accompanying publication produced by the museum will be the first career-survey exhibition and trade book devoted to Markovitz’s evocative beaded assemblages, drawings and paintings.
 
“The Museum of Art has established itself as a major cultural resource and window on the arts for not only WSU and the surrounding communities, but for the entire state of Washington,” WSU Provost and Executive Vice President, Robert Bates said.