Past Exhibitions

August 27, 2016 to August 20, 2017
This exhibition focuses on Japanese art from the Edo Period
August 13, 2016 to July 16, 2017
This exhibition features Chinese propaganda art created before, during and after China's Cultural Revolution (1966-76).
July 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present investigates the history of football imagery by prominent American artists and photographers beginning with Winslow Homer’s engravings for Harper’s Weekly at the close of the Civil War and culminating with the work of contemporary artists such as Catherine Opie and Shaun Leonardo.
July 06, 2016 to September 18, 2016
¿Identity? is an English word contained within Spanish punctuation. It is what might be considered “Spanglish,” an English–Spanish hybrid for a Latino reality experienced in and between two languages. The paintings and drawings on view explore the emotional and physical realities inherent in the multiple heritages of two artists, Victoria Suescum and Lee Michael Peterson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 20, 2016 to June 26, 2016
Relationship, created by Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, debuted at the 2014 Whitney Biennial. The JSMA exhibition features 26 photographs from the project, which chronicles Drucker and Ernst's private moments, from 2008 to 2013, as an opposite-oriented transgender couple, during which time Ernst transitioned from female to male and Drucker transitioned from male to female.
February 20, 2016 to August 21, 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.
February 10, 2016 to June 05, 2016
Strike a Pose features images from the world of dance drawn from the JSMA’s collection of photography. Representing photographers and dancers active in the United States in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, the images capture a variety of styles of dance, including African, Indian, jazz, modern, and ballet.
February 10, 2016 to May 29, 2016
NewArt Art Northwest Kids, our annual exhibition of K–12 student art, returns to the Education Corridor Galleries. This year’s theme, “The Road Not Taken,” explores students’ visual depictions and definitions of their lives, travel, or hopes for the future. Students have been encouraged to read Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken and consider the ideas conveyed to them through the poet’s words.
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.
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.

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