WSU Museum of Art unveils new exhibition

Collection opens March 9, features prints and watercolor

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ANISSA CHAK

The WSU Museum of Art’s “Under the Same Sun and Moon: New Acquisitions from the Collection” will open March 9 and will run through Aug. 14.

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor

A new exhibition at the WSU Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art opens to the public on March 9, featuring artwork from artists the community has yet to see. 

The collection is titled “Under the Same Sun and Moon: New Acquisitions from the Collection” and will run through Aug. 14. It features new art pieces the museum has collected over the past few years. The pieces were gathered from various purchases and donations, according to the museum’s website.

Four unique prints by artist Jim Hodges and a series of watercolors painted by the late artist Rick Bartow will be on display. The exhibition also includes pieces created by artists Julie Mehretu, Marie Watt, Ann Hamilton and Richard Tuttle, according to the website.

The exhibition is a reminder of the importance of community philanthropy. Without community support, the museum would not have the collection it does today, according to the website.  

The museum’s collection began in 1973 with former WSU President Ernest O. Holland’s American and European paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, according to the website.

Since the start of the collection, donors helped expand the museum’s capacity to hold 4,000 pieces of art, according to the website.

The WSU Museum of Art is located on Wilson Road across from the Compton Union Building in the Crimson Cube.