About this museum

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University was 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.

“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. 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.

Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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

Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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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