Past Exhibitions

May 30, 2015 to September 13, 2015
This special exhibition presents a photographic dialogue between youth in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and students from Kelly Middle School’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program.
May 09, 2015 to August 09, 2015
This two-artist exhibition explores the concept of emotional travel. When we travel, especially when we travel in intimate proximity to our travel partners, not only do we move through physical space, but we move through emotional place. During extensive travel, emotional bonds develop that are nearly guaranteed to make intense and complex waves in the lives of these travelers.
May 05, 2015 to January 31, 2016
A recent gift of works from the Brett Weston Archive features images from the noted American photographer’s time in Oregon.
April 18, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Representing more than forty years of work, Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain features a broad selection of sculptures, paintings, drawings and prints, drawn from public and private collections, including the artist’s studio, that affirm this extraordinary artist’s regional, national, and international impact. The exhibition culminates in outstanding examples of his most recent work.
April 14, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Argentine photographer Gustavo Germano restages snapshots of Brazilian and Argentine families whose loved ones are among the “disappeared,” people who were tortured and murdered by dictatorial regimes in South America from the 1960s to 1980s. The two images—the original photo and the recreated photo, with one or more people missing—are displayed together.
April 01, 2015 to June 07, 2015
Jonas Mekas is considered by many to be the “godfather of American avant-garde film.” The exhibition, which features twenty-two photographic portraits, is co-curated by Richard Herskowitz, director of the Cinema Pacific film festival, and Deborah Colton, owner and director of the Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston.
March 03, 2015 to May 03, 2015
This exhibition presents photographs by members of Reconoci.do, an organization of Dominican youth of Haitian descent that is struggling to reinstate their rights as nationals. The Spanish word “reconocido” translates to “recognized” or “acknowledged” in English.
February 17, 2015 to April 05, 2015
Drawn entirely from the collections of the JSMA, this exhibition explores different modes of representing architecture. From prints to drawings to photography, the works on view explore the ways in which artists have rendered three-dimensional space in two-dimensional form. This exhibition is organized in conjunction with ARH 607, “Representing Architecture,” a graduate-level class.
February 17, 2015 to June 15, 2015
Sculptures and works on paper from the artist’s estate show the breadth of former A&AA professor Jan Zach’s talents. Trained as a painter in his native Czechoslovakia, Zach was an internationally recognized artist when he joined the UO faculty in 1958. This exhibition includes three-dimensional works alongside paintings and drawings from his time in Brazil, Canada, and the United States.
February 17, 2015 to May 17, 2015
For the past eight years, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has organized and presented NewArt Northwest Kids, an annual K-12 juried student exhibition. This year’s theme, Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream, was inspired by our fall 2014 exhibition Ryo Toyonaga: Awakening.
February 07, 2015 to April 26, 2015
Portland-based architect Pietro Belluschi (1899–1994) was one of the leading proponents of Modernist architecture in the Pacific Northwest. Organized by Pietro’s son, architect Anthony Belluschi, for the Oregon Historical Society in 2012, this exhibition features models built by University of Oregon students of ten Belluschi buildings located across Oregon.
January 24, 2015 to March 29, 2015
Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation features work by forty artists spanning the last five decades. Tracing general currents in the art world, as well as major developments specific to printmaking, Under Pressure addresses how the print rose to prominence in postwar American art.
January 24, 2015 to March 29, 2015
A hand-drawn animated installation and film, Two Ways Down takes inspiration from the Hieronymus Bosch work Garden of Heavenly Delights. Reflecting on the momentary nature of life, Heit’s fantastical piece uses thrown shadows from tabletop dioramas and reflected and refracted animated projections to create a fleeting world where human-animal hybrids flit across the walls.
January 24, 2015 to March 01, 2015
Audra Wolowiec is an interdisciplinary artist whose conceptually-driven work explores the material qualities of language and sound. Complex Systems is the result of Wolowiec’s residency with the lab of Professor Eric Corwin in the Department of Physics at the University of Oregon.
December 20, 2014 to February 22, 2015
Advocating for the importance of the arts in schools, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has partnered with Edison Elementary School for the past year exploring the relationship between sustainability, food, and art. The museum offers in-class projects for 3rd grade students at the school, and after school classes for K-5th grade Edison students take place at the museum.

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