Current Exhibitions

July 14, 2015 to May 15, 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.
February 10, 2016 to May 29, 2016
NewArt Art Northwest Kids, our annual exhibition of K–12 student art, returns to the Education Corridor Galleries. This year’s theme, “The Road Not Taken,” explores students’ visual depictions and definitions of their lives, travel, or hopes for the future. Students have been encouraged to read Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken and consider the ideas conveyed to them through the poet’s words.
February 10, 2016 to June 05, 2016
Strike a Pose features images from the world of dance drawn from the JSMA’s collection of photography. Representing photographers and dancers active in the United States in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, the images capture a variety of styles of dance, including African, Indian, jazz, modern, and ballet.
September 16, 2015 to June 13, 2016
Trained as an icon painter and conservator, Russian artist Olga Volchkova uses her knowledge of Orthodox iconography and her love of botany to create provocative paintings that explore the history of florae.
March 23, 2016 to June 26, 2016
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.
April 20, 2016 to June 26, 2016
Relationship, created by Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, debuted at the 2014 Whitney Biennial. The JSMA exhibition features 26 photographs from the project, which chronicles Drucker and Ernst's private moments, from 2008 to 2013, as an opposite-oriented transgender couple, during which time Ernst transitioned from female to male and Drucker transitioned from male to female.
August 08, 2015 to July 31, 2016
Co-curated with Professor Ina Asim in support of her Chinese and Asian history courses, this selection of paintings and objects represents ideals of benevolence and loyalty, Confucian values that exerted strong ethical and political influence in China, Korea, and Japan for more than 2,500 years.
February 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Call and Response brings together four recent acquisitions that invite viewers to consider our own role in artistic communication. Inspired by the JSMA’s recent acquisition of Ann Hamilton’s Signal (2010), the title is derived from a technique in music, where a melody sung by one person is echoed by another.
December 19, 2015 to September 04, 2016
This installation highlights artists, donors, and collecting interests that have contributed to the museum’s holdings of Pacific Northwest sculpture over the past fifty years.