About the event
EXHIBITION: AUGUST 22 – NOVEMBER 17, 2017
CLOSING RECEPTION: Fri, 11/17, 5-7pm
JOINT LECTURE: Fri, 11/17, 5-6pm, with Wendy Red Star and Beatrice Red Star Fletcher
ABOUT | Contemporary Women Printmakers celebrates six internationally recognized women artists invested in printmaking, a process both physically and technically demanding. Featured artists include Hung Liu, Wangechi Mutu, Deborah Oropallo, Wendy Red Star, Alison Saar and Lorna Simpson. Hailing from many places around the world—Africa, Asia, and North America—these artists offer a diverse set of perspectives on a wide-range of themes pertaining to global culture. Each is critically engaged with content surrounding issues of identity formation—through gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, or economic class—and each employs figuration as a means to explore representations of the female body within contemporary art and popular culture.
The featured works demonstrate a broad variety of traditional as well as contemporary printmaking techniques, from woodcut to etching to offset lithography and digital prints.
Contemporary Women Printmakers is drawn from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.
The Museum of Art is committed to the idea that a museum has a responsibility to recognize the creative talent of its region. Anna-Maria Shannon, Interim Director of the museum adds, “Our over-arching goal is to support creativity and innovation in students who can seek out divergent opinions, examine complex issues from a variety of perspectives and find meaning in the world.”
FUNDING for this exhibition is provided by the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Art Endowment, the Washington State Arts Commission, and the Members of the Museum of Art.
LOCATION | The Museum of Art is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.