JORDAN SCHNITZER Museum of Art at Washington State University

 
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THE JORDAN SCHNITZER MUSEUM OF ART

“The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art that we envision – an architectural beacon in the heart of campus – will complete the picture of a great university and provide a unique window into what it means to be a citizen of the world,” said Elson S. Floyd, late WSU president, about the new facility.

The new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is more than a place to view and experience art. The design, by Jim Olson of Olson Kundig, and prominent campus location increase access to the arts for the entire Inland Northwest region. It is designed as a beacon for the arts, inviting visitors to experience the vitality of art at WSU. In both location and design, the building brings art to the forefront of university life. Olson’s design concept of a mirrored crimson cube rewards viewers with an ever-changing landscape with which to view themselves and the world around them. Life mirrors art, and in this case the building itself is a mirror for the campus as well as a hint of the treasures inside. The museum is located in the Crimson Cube on the WSU Pullman campus.

The museum permanent collection includes approximately 3,500 works. Among the most important are American paintings from the “Ash Can” School of the 1920s-30s; Goya’s “Los Disparates” print portfolio; 174 original photographs and prints by Andy Warhol; 201 works on paper by Jim Dine; a comprehensive collection of Northwest glass; and a recent gift of 39 works by Northwest artists from the Safeco collection.

quick facts

  • Admission to the museum is free to the public
  • The Crimson Cube is at the site of WSU's former Public Safety Building along Terrell Mall
  • Much of WSU's permanent collection of 3,500 pieces had to be stored in a vault and will now be on display
  • The museum is equipped with technology for climate and light control to preserve artwork
  • Private donors provided most of the funds for the $15-million project
  • This is the second of three art museums Jordan D. Schnitzer helped fund for a university in the Pacific Northwest
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Photographs of the new Museum of Art at WSU by Bob Hubner

Recent Press

Five things to see right now at WSU's new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art // Inland 360

April 2018

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A refuge for inspiration: New WSU art museum opens Friday // Inland 360

April 2018

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WSU community reacts to new ‘Crimson Cube’ // moscow-pullman daily news

April 2018

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new art museum opens // The daily evergreen

April 2018

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painting, beautifying downtown pullman // moscow-pullman daily news

April 2018

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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art opens on WSU campus // The Spokesman-review

April 2018

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WSU community reacts to new 'crimson cube'  // The lewiston tribune

April 2018

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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art to open // The Daily Evergreen

April 2018

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A refuge for inspiration // the lewiston tribune

April 2018

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washington state university to open $15m art museum in april // blooloop

March 2018

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The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University // Olson Kundig

March 2018

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New name, new look – WSU’s art museum primed for grand opening // WSU Insider

March 2018

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Jordan schnitzer museum of art/wsu // WSU magazine

Sping 2018

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Schulz focuses on WSU's achievements // Moscow-Pullman Daily News

March 2018

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The american west: arresting developments // Elle decor

March 2018

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WSU art museum a crimson ‘jewel box’ in the heart of campus // Daily journal Of commerce

November 16, 2017

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art museum to be completed next month // The Daily Evergreen

November 14, 2017

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Art Museum Expansion Makes Room For More Diverse Art Displays // The Daily Evergreen

February 28, 2017

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Jordan Schnitzer Musuem of Art Expansion to House WSU's Art Collections in 2018 // The Daily Evergreen

February 27, 2017
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Murrow News 8 Reports Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU to Break Ground in November // Murrow News 8

October 8, 2016

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WSU Museum of Art Director to Retire Oct. 6 // WSU News

October 4, 2016

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Washington State University, to be dedicated Saturday, named after Schnitzer // Portland Tribune

September 28, 2016

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Jordan Schnitzer gives WSU $5 million for Museum of Art // Oregon Jewish Life (pg. 38)

December 2013

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Washington State University Announces $5 million Gift // art ltd.

November 2013

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Jordan Schnitzer proves his love of art — again // Portland Business Journal

October 2, 2013

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WSU plans new art museum, receives $5 million gift // The Spokesman-Review

October 3, 2013

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Schnitzer kick-starts new WSU art museum campaign // Moscow-Pullman Daily News

October 2, 2013
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Arts patron donates $5 million toward new WSU art museum // The Seattle Times

October 1, 2013

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Patron gives $5M to WSU art museum // 77 Square

October 1, 2013

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Jordan D. Schnitzer Presented with Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts at WSU // WSU News

December 15, 2014

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Washington State graduates urged to be greatest generation // Moscow-Pullman Daily News

December 15, 2014

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WSU awards nearly 800 diplomas at fall commencement // WSU News

December 13, 2014

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WSU to see 765 graduate at fall commencement // WSU News

December 9, 2014

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Videos

For students who are interested in a career in the arts, the Museum of Art/WSU is a great place to start! Our student internship program provides WSU students each semester with a hands-on experience in the daily workings of an art museum.
The Museum of Art at WSU is going to be getting a new building - a crimson jewel box - by the spring of 2018. On October 1, 2016 they held a launch party to reveal the design to the public. This packaged aired on Murrow News 8 on October 3, 2016.

Photo Gallery

2014 Washington State University Fall Commencement on Dec. 13, 2014, at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman.  Photo credit: Dean Hare.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU, January 2017: Demo is complete on the top floor and prep for build phase is beginning. // Courtesy of WSU

2014 Washington State University Fall Commencement on Dec. 13, 2014, at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman.  Photo credit: Dean Hare.

March 30, 2018 ,The Hard Hat Gala for the new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University, in Pullman, WA. Photo credit: Bob Hubner, WSU