Current Exhibitions

May 14, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Aliens, Monsters, and Madmen celebrates the achievements of the most artistically and politically adventurous American comic-book company of the twentieth century: Bill Gaines’s Entertaining Comics, better known to fans all over the world as EC.
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.
June 08, 2016 to September 04, 2016
My Canvas is My Story features art created by diverse populations, ranging from oncology patients, parents of infants in neonatal intensive care units, young adults coping with trauma, children and adults with disabilities, and children who have recently lost a parent or guardian due to illness.
June 11, 2016 to October 09, 2016
This exhibition features prints that explore the turmoil brought on both the two World Wars of the twentieth century.
May 28, 2016 to February 26, 2017
This exhibition features traditional and contemporary Korean art in many media. One gallery focuses on contemporary paintings, ceramics, and sculptures and includes a number of exciting recent acquisitions created by artists such as KIM Hanna, KIM Yik-yung, and PAIK Nam June. The other gallery displays traditional Korean folk paintings and celadons.