Past Exhibitions

December 13, 2014 to April 19, 2015
Inspired by the special loan of Hero: Portrait of the Irish Celtic Temperament and the museum’s recent acquisition of Irish Goat, this selection of paintings and works on paper showcases Morris Graves’s goat imagery from the 1950s.
October 28, 2014 to January 25, 2015
From the Ground Up honors the Department of Art’s first Master of Fine Arts recipient, Gordon Gilkey ’36. For his thesis project, Gilkey secured funding from the Works Progress Administration to document the construction of the University of Oregon’s new library, designed by campus architect and Dean of AAA Ellis Lawrence (American, 1879-1946), who also designed this museum.
October 28, 2014 to January 25, 2015
David McCosh arrived in Eugene in 1934 as a new faculty member in the Department of Art. Inspired by the rugged environment of his new home, he began to pursue a method of painting based purely on direct observation of nature.
October 28, 2014 to February 15, 2015
McCosh in Europe features works he made in the late 1920s, while traveling in England, France, Ireland, and Italy on a scholarship from the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibition also features works created during his sabbatical from the UO in the late 1950s, when he returned to many of these places as well as Spain.
October 14, 2014 to January 25, 2015
The Art of the Athlete outreach program results in works of art for the public to view and writing samples that document how the project makes meaning for them. The exhibition—our third in three years!--becomes a forum for the student athletes to express what is sometimes invisible on the field and on the court.
October 14, 2014 to January 25, 2015
This exhibition directly supports JSMA’s work at Edison Elementary School and our school tours this fall. During the winter, work created by Edison students will be displayed in our Artist Project Space to illustrate how Chambers’s work has inspired them not only to embrace creating art for expression, but also to select a healthier plate when making decisions about eating.
October 14, 2014 to January 18, 2015
Curated by Samantha Hull, a 2013 graduate of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, the exhibition showcases photography from the 1960s and ’70s when the medium grew in respect as an art form and began exploring new expressive possibilities, including environmental documentary work.
October 11, 2014 to January 04, 2015
Awakening features the haunting, surreal work of Ryo Toyonaga, a New York City-based contemporary artist, in his first major museum retrospective. The exhibition surveys 20 years of ceramic and mixed-media sculpture, drawing and painting. Toyonaga’s imagery is drawn from a wellspring of recurrent dreams.
September 02, 2014 to December 14, 2014
Geraldine Ondrizek, an artist and professor at Reed College, creates installations that explore personal and political issues related to genetics, ethnic identity, and disease.
August 30, 2014 to August 30, 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.”
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.
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.
July 26, 2014 to September 06, 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 28, 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).
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.

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