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Art museum showcases Palouse artists
July 10, 2008

Photos by Becky Phillips, WSU Today


PULLMAN – The Museum of Art at Washington State University is currently exhibiting Palouse artists Louise Colson,
Gina Murray, Nicole Taflinger and George Wray in the 2008 “Curator’s Choice” exhibit. The show runs through July 18.

The “Curator’s Choice” exhibition is a focus on local artists. Keith Wells, Museum of Art/WSU Curator said, “We are fortunate to live in such a creative wellspring as the Palouse. As I have said many times before, there is either something in the … » More …

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation will support Markovitz’s Exhibit
March 9, 2007

The Washington State University Museum of Art has been awarded a grant in the amount of $35,000 by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to be used for the upcoming “Sherry Markovitz Retrospective” exhibit and book publication. The exhibit, curated by the Museum of Art/WSU, will be displayed Feb. 22 –April 12, 2008 and will be accompanied by a full-color trade book also produced by the museum. The exhibit was previously awarded a $5,000 grant by the Florence Wasmer Fund for Arts and Culture of Inland Northwest Community Foundation. Markovitz, a Seattle-based artist known for her beaded animal heads, will display beaded assemblages, drawings and … » More …

WSU presents Art a la Carte
January 31, 2007

PULLMAN– Washington State University’s Campus Involvement, Museum of Art and the English Department present five new programs in the Art a la Carte series for spring semester 2007 beginning Feb. 1. “All lectures will take place at 12:10 p.m. in the Bundy Reading Room, Avery Hall.”The first program of the semester is “A Conductor’s Guide to Shostakovich’s Symphony #1” on Feb. 1. Conductor Nicholas Wallin will provide an inside-out analysis of Dmitri Shostakovich’s earliest symphony. His Symphony #1 was a graduation project written when he was 19 (1924-1925) and was the first of 15 works in the genre. The Washington Idaho Symphony will be performing … » More …

WSU Museum of Art hires development director
October 26, 2006

PULLMAN – The Museum of Art at Washington State University has hired Craig Evans as the new director of development. With more than 15 years of experience in development work in the nonprofit sector, Evans will be responsible for day-to-day fundraising and a major campaign geared toward a planned $10-million expansion of the museum.Museum of Art/WSU Director Chris Bruce said Craig will base his work out of Seattle, with regular visits to Pullman.Evans has worked in development for a variety of cultural institutions, including the Pacific Science Center, the Museum of History and Industry, the Intiman Theater and the Seattle Art Museum. He managed the capital campaign for … » More …

Museum of Art seeks help restoring two artworks
October 3, 2006

PULLMAN – The Museum of Art at Washington State University is seeking public donations to help restore two significant pieces of modern American art by internationally recognized artist Eva Hesse.One of the two pieces, entitled “Stratum,” is currently on display in the museum as part of the exhibit “Art & Context: the ’50s and ’60s,” which runs through Dec. 15.Donated to WSU in 1977 by Anne Gerber, a Seattle philanthropist who is now deceased, Hesse’s “Stratum” and “Sans I” (1967-68) have deteriorated to the point they must be conserved immediately if they are to be permanently exhibitable.The museum intends to restore the works through conservation … » More …

Terrell Mall to host Terry Allen’s sculpture
September 19, 2006

PULLMAN, Wash. -A new sculpture will  be arriving on campus shortly. Santa Fe artist Terry Allen’s recently completed life-size bronze figure, Bookin’, will soon be on display on the Glenn Terrell Mall.Allen also has accepted an invitation to be a Friel Lecture Series featured speaker at 7 p.m., Oct 12, in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The following day a formal dedication of Bookin’ on Terrell Mall outside the Holland and Terrell Libraries will take place.Speakers at the dedication will include Allen, WSU Provost and Academic Vice President Robert C. Bates, Museum of Art/WSU Director Chris Bruce and Interim Director of WSU Libraries Cynthia Kaag.”In … » More …

Intercollaboration clicks
September 1, 2006

Integrating the Museum of Art/WSU into the lifeblood of the university is a high priority for museum staff. The year 2006 showed a significant increase in collaboration between the museum and various groups on campus. Here are three examples:James Bledsoe, manager of cultural centers, Office of Equity and Diversity (pictured above)Bledsoe has worked with museum staff on myriad events, most recently as chair of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in 2005 and 2006.“The amount of programming we’ve been able to do has been phenomenal,” he said. “In my opinion, (the museum) has had a direct influence on campus climate, on encouraging intercultural communication, on … » More …

Museum of Art hosts Summer Solstice Concert
April 24, 2006

The Museum of Art at WSU will host the annual Summer Solstice Concert featuring the Solstice Wind Quintet at 3 p.m. May 14. Since 1978, the Solstice Wind Quintet has been performing on the WSU Campus for special music events, tours and various concert venues throughout the Northwest. The distinguished faculty quintet is known for intimate performances of standard repertoire chamber music as well as new works composed especially for the ensemble. Members of the quintet include Sarah Bahauddin, oboe; Ryan Hare, bassoon; Jennifer Scriggins, horn; Anthony Taylor, clarinet; and Ann Marie Yasinitsky, flute. Funding for museum exhibitions and programs for the fiscal year is … » More …

Graduate art show displays variety of content, media
April 14, 2006

Graduate students will present their works of art at the annual Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, April 14-May 7, at the Museum of Art at WSU Pullman. The opening reception will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, April 14. A wide range of subject matter and style will be exhibited in a variety of media including ceramics, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture. “Each student is allowed to shine on their own, find their own path,” said Chris Watts , a professor in the Fine Arts department and this year’s graduate adviser. He has been the formal coordinator of the master of fine arts students for … » More …

Exhibit showcases Inness
June 27, 2003

The Museum of Art’s summer exhibit, “The Changing Shape of Landscape,” is now open in the exhibit area of the Fine Arts Center.This exhibit’s summer hours are noon-4 p.m. on Monday-Saturday and Thursday until 7 p.m. Along with works by Keith Monahan and William McDermott will be George Inness’ “Evening Landscape, 1862,” seen above. Landscape is in the museum’s permanent collection and will soon be included in a traveling exhibit, “The Art of George Inness: A Visionary Perspective.” The retrospective is curated by the National Academy of Design’s Museum and School of Fine Arts in New York.“It is with great pleasure that we share the … » More …