Exhibits, Lectures, & Events
The Forst Endowed Fine Arts Visiting Artist Program brings students face to face with artists from the Northwest and beyond. They give public lectures and conduct seminars discussing career activities and their work. MFA and BFA students have the opportunity to meet one on one with these nationally recognized artists. Often, visiting artists will exhibit or create an installation in Gallery 2, a professional gallery space within the Fine Arts Center. Students have the opportunity to collaborate with or assist visiting artists on these exhibits or installations. Additional exhibitions are scheduled in Gallery 2 throughout the year, as well as those of our MFA graduate students at the end of their first year. The Gallery 2 exhibition schedule and Visiting Artist Program also reflect our commitment to issues of diversity, gender and contemporary practices in the visual arts.
Visitors have included: Nicole Pietrantoni, Harrell Fletcher, Beth Cavener Stichter, Jennie Nagy, Amanda Knowles, Susan Zeller, Lonnie Graham, Susan Noyes Platt Randy Bolton, Eroyn Franklin, Janine Antoni, Claudia Bernardi, Sidney Chafetz, Enrique Chagoya, Elizabeth Dove, Joe Federsen, Juan Granados, Andrei Kamalov, Suzanne Lacey, Ake Lianga, Rick Lowe, Judy Moonelis, Anne Perrigo, Tim Rollins, Ji Rouxiao, Miriam Schapiro, Carol Silverstein, Buster Simpson, Julio Sims, Kiki Smith, Mierle Ukeles, and Bill Viola.
Gallery 3 is managed by undergraduate students providing special curatorial and exhibition opportunities. Located in the Fine Arts Center, the Museum of Art. WSU provides students with direct access to exhibitions of work by regional, national, and international artists.