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.
April 01, 2015 to June 07, 2015
Jonas Mekas is considered by many to be the “godfather of American avant-garde film.” The exhibition, which features twenty-two photographic portraits, is co-curated by Richard Herskowitz, director of the Cinema Pacific film festival, and Deborah Colton, owner and director of the Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston.
February 17, 2015 to June 15, 2015
Sculptures and works on paper from the artist’s estate show the breadth of former A&AA professor Jan Zach’s talents. Trained as a painter in his native Czechoslovakia, Zach was an internationally recognized artist when he joined the UO faculty in 1958. This exhibition includes three-dimensional works alongside paintings and drawings from his time in Brazil, Canada, and the United States.
April 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015
The JSMA is proud to unveil our recently conserved Ten Symbols of Longevity screen along with a selection of Korean objects spanning the 19th and 20th centuries. This rotation features a number of court and Buddhist paintings and textiles, prints of traditional Korean subjects by Scottish artist Elizabeth Keith (1887–1956), and a few contemporary works.
July 08, 2014 to June 30, 2015
In summer 2014, the JSMA will install a small selection of 20th–21st century Korean calligraphy, paintings, and ceramics, including recently acquired porcelain vessels by KIM Yikyung (born 1935) and LEE Young-Ho (born 1977).
June 17, 2014 to July 26, 2015
The exhibition will feature woodblock prints related to scholar's garden from famous and wide-spread painting manuals Mustard Seed Garden Painting Manual (first printed in 1679) and Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Calligraphy and Painting (first printed in early 17th Century). Exquisite textiles, paintings, and sculptures presenting garden iconography will also be included in the exhibition.
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.”
May 02, 2015 to August 31, 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.
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 05, 2015 to September 20, 2015
A recent gift of works from the Brett Weston Archive features images from the noted American photographer’s time in Oregon.