Current Exhibitions

February 17, 2015 to April 05, 2015
Drawn entirely from the collections of the JSMA, this exhibition explores different modes of representing architecture. From prints to drawings to photography, the works on view explore the ways in which artists have rendered three-dimensional space in two-dimensional form. This exhibition is organized in conjunction with ARH 607, “Representing Architecture,” a graduate-level class.
December 13, 2014 to April 19, 2015
Inspired by the special loan of Hero: Portrait of the Irish Celtic Temperament and the museum’s recent acquisition of Irish Goat, this selection of paintings and works on paper showcases Morris Graves’s goat imagery from the 1950s.
February 01, 2015 to April 19, 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.
February 07, 2015 to April 26, 2015
Portland-based architect Pietro Belluschi (1899–1994) was one of the leading proponents of Modernist architecture in the Pacific Northwest. Organized by Pietro’s son, architect Anthony Belluschi, for the Oregon Historical Society in 2012, this exhibition features models built by University of Oregon students of ten Belluschi buildings located across Oregon.
March 03, 2015 to May 03, 2015
This exhibition presents photographs by members of Reconoci.do, an organization of Dominican youth of Haitian descent that is struggling to reinstate their rights as nationals. The Spanish word “reconocido” translates to “recognized” or “acknowledged” in English.
February 17, 2015 to May 17, 2015
For the past eight years, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has organized and presented NewArt Northwest Kids, an annual K-12 juried student exhibition. This year’s theme, Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream, was inspired by our fall 2014 exhibition Ryo Toyonaga: Awakening.
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.
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.