Current Exhibitions

July 22, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Working closely with UO faculty members and students in the Departments of the History of Art and Architecture, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and History, the JSMA is proud to present a special exhibition of Chinese Cultural Revolution propaganda posters.
June 07, 2017 to January 14, 2018
Mírame Bien (“Look at Me Well”) is an intimate look at the work of three photography masters in Mexico in the 1920s and ’30s. The exhibition investigates how shifting identities of “insider” and “outsider” affect images of people, places, and things.
September 23, 2017 to January 21, 2018
This exhibition features Roman Baroque tapestries from the 17th century.
September 23, 2017 to January 28, 2018
Irish-born artist Barbara MacCallum uses the scientific papers of her husband, Robert Johnson, an engineering professor at the University of Virginia to create beautiful, powerful, and provocative works of art. Composed of scientific papers, polymer mediums, wire screening, Irish linen thread, and other materials, the art commands space and creates an environment both otherworldly and familiar.
September 02, 2017 to February 04, 2018
Comprised of works of art created by 25 UO student-athletes enrolled in AAD 408: Art of the Athlete during summer term 2017, our sixth exhibition in this series features selfportraits and collaborative pieces inspired by Jackson Pollock’s action paintings. The works address themes of representation and peace, including the role of unity and coming together as a nation.
September 09, 2017 to February 11, 2018
This academic year, all UO first-year students received Louise Erdrich’s novel The Round House; faculty are using the book in courses across campus for undergraduate and graduate students. Last year, more than sixty classes used the museum’s first exhibition organized specifically to support the “Common Reading.”
June 25, 2016 to March 11, 2018
This exhibition presents a fresh look at the JSMA's collection of Russian Art.
October 21, 2017 to April 01, 2018
This retrospective exhibition will celebrate the half-century relationship of Eugene painters Margaret Coe and Mark Clarke.
January 04, 2017 to April 30, 2018
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.
December 01, 2017 to June 24, 2018
The “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” series is internationally-acclaimed artist AI Weiwei ’s reinterpretation of the twelve bronze animal heads representing the traditional Chinese zodiac that once adorned the famed fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan (Old Summer Palace), an imperial retreat outside Beijing. The work will be on view in the JSMA’s North Courtyard.
November 18, 2017 to July 01, 2018
Featuring more than fifty superlative works from the distinguished private collection of Dr. Lee and Mary Jean Michels, the exhibition explores this transitional moment in Japanese history through woodblock prints.