Rose Blume of the Daily Evergreen reports that WSU’s Museum of Art collections will move up from the fourth floor vault to the current museum when the new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art expansion opens in 2018 across the Glenn Terrell Mall from Martin Stadium.
Curator Ryan Hardesty said he feels the department has grown out of the space of the current building.
“We’ve managed to do a lot with the gallery we currently have, but we want to expand to show more diverse artwork,” Hardesty said. “At times, we’ve felt a little tucked away at our current location.”
Some of the works in the permanent collection include prints and photographs by Andy Warhol and original prints by Jim Dine, according to the Museum of Art website. The permanent collection is currently unable to be displayed to the public due to the small amount of space in the vault in the Fine Arts Center.
Hardesty said the opening day isn’t on a solid timeline, but will be after the grand opening of the new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.