Museum of Art
CAMPAIGN GOAL: $14.7 Million
“A new Museum of Art – an architectural beacon for the arts in the heart of campus – will not only change the way people coming to Pullman view Washington State University, but also the way our campus community views itself.”
—WSU President, Elson S. Floyd, PhD
Through its public programs, the Museum of Art has demonstrated its potential to become one of the most dynamic regional museums in America. We now look forward to creating a new facility that will serve as a stunning architectural beacon of the arts for eastern Washington and beyond.
The positive impact of our programs and exhibitions has presented unparalleled experiences and opportunities for our students, the campus and our regional communities. As a result, single exhibition attendance records have increased over the past six years. Through our Buy-a-Busload-of-Kids outreach program we have introduced thousands of K-12 students from this rural area to world class examples of innovation and creativity. On the national stage, the Museum’s exhibitions have traveled to twenty-one museums in eleven states, and our books have been distributed worldwide. The Museum’s collection of historic and modern art has expanded with recent gifts of Northwest glass, 150 original photographs by Andy Warhol from the Warhol Foundation and 39 works of art by Northwest artists from the Safeco collection.
AN INVITATION TO GIVE
As our programs continue to grow, the Museum is seeking additional resources to expand its facilities in order to increase collections, exhibits, and outreach initiatives. Due to the limited gallery space of 5,000 square feet, only one exhibit can be featured at a time. The proposed $20 million expansion will provide the necessary space for temporary exhibits and permanent collections. Additional space will be devoted to academic programming for student and faculty study and research. We are also seeking $4 million in endowment funds to support the needs of an expanded facility and to sustain a program of excellence far into the future.
The new Museum of Art will be located on the site of the current police station on Terrell Mall, WSU's energetic "Main Street," in direct proximity to the Holland and Terrell Libraries, the Center for Undergraduate Education, the newly renovated Compton Union Building and Martin Stadium. As such, it will serve as a prominent hub of the arts, a fitting capstone for the renewal of the central campus and a unique destination for art enthusiasts everywhere.
The University recently commissioned Miller Hull Architects to create a concept design for a new facility of approximately 33,000 square feet, which presents the possibilities of a lasting place for art in the center of campus. Please join us in realizing this dream by contributing to the Campaign for Washington State University.
NEW MUSEUM OF ART BUILDING
EXHIBITION AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS