About the event
Under the Same Sun and Moon: New Acquisitions from the Collection puts on view, in most instances for the first time, selections from collection newcomers. Over the last five years, the museum has added significant works of art to its permanent collection through selective purchases and generous gifts. Highlights include a quartet of complex prints by artist Jim Hodges as well as series of watercolors by the late artist Rick Bartow. Other important artists who have had works recently acquired by the museum include Ann Hamilton, Julie Mehretu, Marie Watt, and Richard Tuttle. These works have deepened our holdings of previously collected artists and provide introductions to artists new to us. The exhibition also serves as a reminder of the generosity of many donors who understand the value of sharing great art with our community. It is only through such philanthropy that museum collections grow, and our horizons evolve. Formed in 1973, the museum’s collection has grown from President Ernest O. Holland’s founding collection of 19th and 20th century American and European paintings to holdings now totaling 4000 unique objects. The collection is many things; a repository of carefully selected artworks and documents, preserved and made accessible; a historical record of visual culture; but most importantly, a tool toward learning and enriched experience.
Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU and curated by Ryan Hardesty. Funding for this exhibition is provided by the members of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU.