Current Exhibitions

February 11, 2014 to April 27, 2014
The Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca (ASARO—Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca) was born in the wake of the 2006 uprisings in Oaxaca, Mexico and this year marks the eighth anniversary of the collective’s commitment to engendering social change through art.
March 04, 2014 to May 25, 2014
Austrian artist Josefine Allmayer was born in a small town near Vienna in 1904. Allmayer’s father taught her the art of psaligraphy, or papercut silhouettes, when she was a child. The works in this exhibition feature enchanting renditions of life along the Danube River, painstakingly cut from tissue-thin papers with scissors.
February 25, 2014 to June 08, 2014
Teachers of public, private, and home school students in grades K-12 submitted work from schools across Oregon for this year’s theme, which explores the relationship of food to art and draws inspiration from the pursuit of healthy eating. Sponsored by D. Michael Balm and Dee Carlson.
April 08, 2014 to June 22, 2014
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.
October 08, 2013 to July 06, 2014
In the fourteenth century Nō (also written Noh) and its comic counterpart, Kyōgen, evolved from earlier dramatic and musical performance traditions to become the medieval dance-drama of Japan’s warrior class. This rotation features prints by Tsukioka Kōgyo and others documenting performances of this subtle, elegant art, along with paintings, books, theatrical properties and netsuke toggles.
March 11, 2014 to July 27, 2014
Curated by University of Oregon undergraduate art history major Merrit Thompson, the exhibition features prints in the JSMA collection by artists who worked for the Works Project Administration in the 1930s and took as their subject matter the pursuit of the American Dream.
April 01, 2014 to August 03, 2014
These two contemporary Oregon artists offer substantially different but equally innovative approaches to figurative art.
August 20, 2013 to August 10, 2014
The Virgin Mary has been venerated in art and visual culture since the late Middle Ages throughout Christian Europe. Featuring both painted panels and ivories, from the Netherlands, Italy, Russia, Yugoslavia and Greece, this new exhibition in the McKenzie Gallery explores a variety of symbolic representations of Mary and iconic scenes from her life.