Past Exhibitions

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.
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.

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