Current Exhibitions

January 21, 2017 to March 19, 2017
Taking over a decade to complete (in summer 2014), American Qur’an is Birk’s most ambitious project to date. Every verse of the holy book of Islam is hard-transcribed and illustrated, using the calligraphy of the individual verses to frame scenes of contemporary American life.
September 03, 2016 to March 05, 2017
This exhibition features artistic responses to Ta-Nehisi Coates' book "Between the World and Me"
June 25, 2016 to April 16, 2017
This exhibition presents a fresh look at the JSMA's collection of Russian Art.
February 01, 2017 to April 30, 2017
Corvallis-based installation artist Clay Lohmann presents his room-sized fabric installation Camo Cubes. Lohmann has worked in a variety of media and disciplines. Camo Cubes is constructed from enormous, modular panels that play on the popular “Tumbling Blocks” or “Baby Blocks” quilt pattern.
February 18, 2017 to May 21, 2017
This rotation features a selection of works by Pacific Northwest artist Mark Tobey (1890–1976) from the JSMA’s collection, including new acquisitions from the Elizabeth Cole Butler Estate. The paintings and lithographs on view demonstrate how Tobey’s signature “white writing,” calligraphic marks that conveyed energy and light, appears in different media.
January 04, 2017 to July 01, 2017
The JSMA’s Masterworks on Loan program presents exciting works by important, internationally recognized artists and artworks from around the world, borrowed from private holdings.
August 13, 2016 to July 23, 2017
This exhibition features Chinese propaganda art created before, during and after China's Cultural Revolution (1966-76).
August 27, 2016 to August 20, 2017
This exhibition focuses on Japanese art from the Edo Period
September 17, 2016 to October 08, 2017
This exhibition features contemporary Cuban art that responds to the volatile political, economic, and cultural climate of Cuba today.