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Beyond Hope: Kienholz and the Inland Northwest Exhibition

March 26 @ 10:00 am - June 29 @ 4:00 pm

Beyond Hope: Kienholz and the Inland Northwest Exhibition

Join the museum March 26-June 29, for Beyond Hope: Kienholz and the Inland Northwest explores the collaborative artistic practice of Ed and his wife, Nancy Reddin Kienholz, during the decades they spent living and working in the small northern Panhandle town of Hope, Idaho. Renowned for their politically confrontational and socially engaged artwork, the Kienholzes’ presence in the Inland Northwest showcases how radical and boundary-pushing artists are not exclusively confined to coastal urban centers, and that regions often regarded as peripheral and conservative have in fact offered fertile ground for artistic experimentation, risk, and critique. Beyond Hope contributes to revised understandings of American art history by examining how two internationally recognized artists embedded their work in local and regional culture, environment, and history.


While the Kienholzes’ impact on art and culture of the inland Northwest was widely acknowledged during Ed’s lifetime, it has since faded from public memory, and exists more as personal reminiscence than art history. The Kienholzes’ hybrid life-work practice in Hope points to the capacity for experimental and category-defying histories of American art to remain hidden in plain sight. In keeping with these artists’ investigations of the profound contradictions and often brutal realities of the human condition, Beyond Hope hopes to locate, literally and figuratively, the universal through the particular by embedding art in everyday experience.



Tuesday through Friday, from 11AM to 2PM

Saturdays: 10AM to 4PM

**Excludes all University holidays



Jun. 30 to Aug. 19, reopens Aug. 20


March 26 @ 10:00 am
June 29 @ 4:00 pm
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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
1535 Wilson Rd.
Pullman, WA 99164 United States
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