Photo 1: Gaylen Hansen, Kernal With Red Grasshoppers, 1980
Photo 2: Caption: George Innes, Evening Landscape, 1862
Photo 3: Sister Corita, Bird Flying Into The Sun, No Date
Photo 4: Andy Warhol, Siberian Tiger, 1983
Photography: Zach Mazur
PULLMAN, Wash. – Art work gems from the permanent collection of the Washington State University Museum of Art will be shown May 19-July 2 in the “Curator’s Choice 2011” exhibition.
Two musical events in the museum gallery will complement the show: the Nighthawk Jazz Quartet, noon Tuesday, June 7; and the Summer Solstice Wind Quintet, 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Admission is free.
The summer exhibition alternates between showcasing regional artists and presenting selections from the museum collection. This collection show will focus on the art of landscape, featuring works by Andy Warhol, George Inness, Gaylen Hansen, Patrick Siler and more.
“The sole purpose of this exhibition is to feature some of the best pieces of our permanent collection for visitors to enjoy,” said Keith Wells, Museum of Art curator. “A museum’s value is in its collection, and yet because of limited gallery space those same collections often remain locked in a vault, hidden from public view.
“It’s been many years since we’ve had the opportunity to share this diverse selection of works with our museum patrons,” he said. “You need to see this show to fully appreciate the sheer variety of styles and disciplines represented, and the quality of each piece of art.”
Works in the collection come to the museum as gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations.
To learn more about some of the artists represented in the permanent collection, please visit http://museum.wsu.edu or follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The museum is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Summer gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.