Current Exhibitions

April 26, 2014 to September 14, 2014
This exhibition, drawn from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection, features major works by international contemporary artists, all of which explore creative interpretations of the human figure. Ranging in scale and media, these whimsical and provocative pieces include works by John Baldessari, Chuck Close, Lalla Essaydi, Roland Fisher, Roy Lichtenstein, Hung Liu, and Elizabeth Peyton.
May 10, 2014 to September 28, 2014
This exhibitions features work of the Catalan-American artist Pierre Daura (1896- 1976) and explores his process of identity formation as interpreted through three major motivating forces: his devotion to family, his engagement with various artistic communities, and his evolving nationality.
June 24, 2014 to September 28, 2014
Healing Arts: Highlights from the Museum’s Arts and Healthcare Outreach Program showcases artwork from Holly Residential and Oregon Supported Living Program.
August 23, 2014 to October 12, 2014
This special exhibition presents a spectrum of the Oregon-born Hall’s twenty-five year career as a printmaker. It is the first solo exhibition of Hall’s work since her death in 1957, the first time that more than sixty of her prints have been gathered for exhibition, and likely the first time prints by her have been exhibited in Oregon since 1930.
June 03, 2014 to October 12, 2014
British artist John Piper (1903–92) defies categorization. In addition to producing some of Britain’s best-loved paintings, prints, and photographs of the 20th century, Piper designed fabrics, stained glass windows, and stage sets for a number of theatrical works (including six operas by Benjamin Britten). He also wrote extensively—both poetry and non-fiction texts—on the arts in England.
June 28, 2014 to October 19, 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.
August 05, 2014 to December 07, 2014
For Pacific Northwest artist Morris Graves, metamorphosis was a spiritually rich symbol of growth and renewal. Drawing from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition highlights two aspects of this concept: regeneration and enlightenment.
April 01, 2014 to December 28, 2014
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 26, 2014 to February 08, 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.
July 08, 2014 to June 07, 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).
August 30, 2014 to June 21, 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.”
June 17, 2014 to July 05, 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.