Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU reopens

Exterior view of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the Pullman campus. (Photo by Bob Hubner)

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University is pleased to announce the museum’s doors are now open and safely welcoming visitors back to campus galleries on a limited schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1–4 p.m.

The museum currently has four exhibitions on view. Exhibition details can be found at

Visiting the museum will be a different experience, but staff are doing everything possible to make visiting enriching, while ensuring operations within Washington state and WSU guidelines. The community’s health and well-being are the most important reopening priorities. The museum’s reopening plan balances the need for activities that contribute to intellectual and emotional well-being with the steps needed to control the virus.

Green glowing orbs as pat of an exhibit at museum
Radioactive glass orbs in the exhibition “Etsuko Ichikawa: Broken Poems of Fireflies”

A statue at the Schnitzer museum
Lacrosse-born artist Betty Feves’ ceramic sculptures made from local clay in “The Earth Itself” exhibition

Exhibition wall showing paintings at the Schnizer museeum
A salon-style gallery wall of impressionist works in the exhibition: “Follow the Sun: The Holland and Orton Collections”

Before arriving at the museum, visitors are asked review the following measures in consideration of the health and safety of all visitors and staff:

  • All visitors to WSU Pullman must complete a daily attestation. Proof of attestation will be required at the museum for entry.
  • Please stay home if you are feeling sick.
  • All staff and visitors over the age of two must wear face coveringsin accordance with state and local regulations.
  • The museum’s maximum occupancy is 10 people at any time.
  • Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet or morebetween yourself and fellow visitors and staff at all times.
  • Follow the physical-distancing markers at visitor entry and exit points as well as in locations throughout the museum.
  • The museum has increased cleaning, especially high-touch areas. All museum staff have completed training in hygiene protocols.
  • For the safety of all, the coat room is currently closed; bags must be 11 x 14 or smaller to enter the galleries.

WSU has established a website for coronavirus COVID-19 updates and is featuring daily updates, including useful information relevant to the WSU community. It serves as the primary source of official information for the WSU system:

About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University

The museum was established in 1973 and reopened in 2018 as the new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University. For almost 50 years the museum has brought exciting visual arts to the WSU campus, the Pullman community and the residents of eastern Washington. Uniquely positioned to transform arts access across the entire Pacific Northwest and beyond, the museum harnesses the combined power and commitment of the WSU multi-campus system and the Schnitzer constellation of university art museums and collection centers to fulfill the educational mission of WSU in teaching, research and service.

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