University art museums are uniquely positioned to encourage the diverse student bodies they serve to develop open and creative ways of thinking about all aspects of contemporary life, be it art, science, technology, history, or the pressing cultural and social issues of our time. The Collection Study Center and Student Lounge at the Ulrich Museum of Art places this expansive approach to education and social life at the forefront—both literally and figuratively—of what the Ulrich Museum does for the WSU campus and community.
In 2020, we launched the Ulrich online Collection Portal, offering unprecedented digital access to the Museum’s more than 6,000 art objects. Building on this accomplishment, we transformed the Museum’s conference room and lobby area into a Collection Study Center and Student Lounge. The study center is the first space visitors encounter when they enter the museum, offering students and community members direct and easy access to original works of art from the Museum’s collection.
The Dr. Sam and Jacque Kouri Collection Study Center will open to the public in September. Please stay tuned for updates.
View a slideshow of the plans for the Ulrich Collection Study Center: