Through Sept. 13: Faculty ceramics at Museum of Art

By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art/WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. – A retrospective of ceramic works by retired faculty member Ann Christenson will be on exhibit Aug. 18-Sept. 13 at the Museum of Art at Washington State University. An opening reception will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the museum gallery with a talk by the artist at 7 p.m. Admission to the museum is free.

Since 2004, the museum has presented works by fine arts faculty members, alternating large group shows with exhibits showcasing individual artists.

Momently, 2005, an analemmatic sundial, at the Clark Kerr Campus, University of California Berkeley.

Christenson’s work often resembles a confluence of juxtapositions: organic yet geometric, industrial yet primeval, intimate yet worldly and awkward yet elegant. She draws influences from her cross-cultural experiences, her domestic environment, the historical diversity of ceramic art and the natural world in order to explore space and material.

The museum is located on Wilson Road south of Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – Saturday and open until 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information, please contact 509-335-1910 or visit

The exhibit is funded by members of the Museum of Art/WSU and the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Arts Endowment Fund.


Debby Stinson, Museum of Art/WSU, 509-335-6282,
Anna-Maria Shannon, Museum of Art/WSU, 509-335-6140,