Current Exhibitions

April 18, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Representing more than forty years of work, Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain features a broad selection of sculptures, paintings, drawings and prints, drawn from public and private collections, including the artist’s studio, that affirm this extraordinary artist’s regional, national, and international impact. The exhibition culminates in outstanding examples of his most recent work.
May 09, 2015 to August 09, 2015
This two-artist exhibition explores the concept of emotional travel. When we travel, especially when we travel in intimate proximity to our travel partners, not only do we move through physical space, but we move through emotional place. During extensive travel, emotional bonds develop that are nearly guaranteed to make intense and complex waves in the lives of these travelers.
April 14, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Argentine photographer Gustavo Germano restages snapshots of Brazilian and Argentine families whose loved ones are among the “disappeared,” people who were tortured and murdered by dictatorial regimes in South America from the 1960s to 1980s. The two images—the original photo and the recreated photo, with one or more people missing—are displayed together.
August 30, 2014 to August 30, 2015
The works in this exhibition feature scenes from the life of Christ, culminating in his passion and death at Golgotha. According to the Christian tradition, Christ was buried at Golgotha, which in Aramaic means “the place of the skull.”
July 26, 2014 to September 06, 2015
This selection of Japanese woodblock prints was catalogued during a recent print re-housing project undertaken by Faith Kreskey (MA, art history, 2012). The works include a variety of 19th century ukiyo-e (images of the floating world) by artists of the Utagawa School, 20th century shinhanga (so-called new prints) and sōsaku hanga (creative prints), and a few recently acquired works.
May 30, 2015 to September 13, 2015
This special exhibition presents a photographic dialogue between youth in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and students from Kelly Middle School’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program.
June 20, 2015 to September 13, 2015
Prompted by a generous gift of Mexican folk art by collector Robert Bradley, this exhibition features images of domestic and wild animals from around the world. Among the works featured in the exhibition are an Otomi embroidered textile and coconut masks from the Mezcala region of Guerrero State, as well as prints, photographs, paintings, and sculptures highlighting all manner of birds and beasts.
June 15, 2015 to October 25, 2015
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.
May 05, 2015 to January 31, 2016
A recent gift of works from the Brett Weston Archive features images from the noted American photographer’s time in Oregon.
July 14, 2015 to July 24, 2016
This exhibition, co-curated by Anne Rose Kitagawa, chief curator and curator of Asian art, and Gina Kim (MA, art history, 2014) Korea Foundation Global Museum Intern, features a number of distinctive Korean landscape paintings, maps, and travel attire.