Current Exhibitions

January 23, 2016 to April 24, 2016
This retrospective exhibition explores the range of photographic work by one of America’s masters of the medium, Brian Lanker (August 31, 1947 – March 13, 2011).
January 06, 2016 to February 07, 2016
The exhibition — part of the international events planned for 2016 in observance of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death — will bring the 1623 original edition of the playwright’s first published collection to 53 sites: one site in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each location will host the exhibition for four weeks.
December 11, 2015 to March 20, 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.
February 06, 2016 to April 10, 2016
Contemporary American painter Squeak Carnwath is currently a tenured professor at the University of California at Berkeley. In her work, she combines personal references and icons from anthropology and art history with purely visual elements, and creates thought-provoking combinations of text and image. Regardless of media, everything relates back to the act of painting.
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.
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.
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.
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.