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WSU Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Opening Date Announced


On April 6, the Jim Olson-designed Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University will open its doors to the public. With its monolithic, highly reflective crimson façade, the new museum will stand as a beacon on the Pullman, WA campus. The gleaming crimson box makes a bold statement next to the major campus buildings surrounding it, while the reflective façade helps weave the museum into the larger campus context.

The Schnitzer-WSU museum is Washington’s largest public fine arts facility east of the Cascades, with seven galleries and 14,000 square feet of exhibition space. The museum includes the “Crimson Cube,” which holds the main gallery spaces, and the adjacent former WSU Museum of Art that offers teaching space and a gallery for fine arts students to display their works. The project is expected to draw 20,000 visitors annually, in addition to expanding educational opportunities to students, faculty and staff.

The grand opening on April 6 will begin with a dedication ceremony from noon – 1 p.m. including remarks from Design Principal Jim Olson and WSU President Kirk Schulz, followed by a half-day of guided tours. The museum’s inaugural exhibits will include prints loaned through the Portland-based Schnitzer Foundation, a major new work by Seattle sound sculptor Trimpin, and prints by artist Jim Dine. For more information, please visit