Past Exhibitions

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.
June 17, 2014 to July 26, 2015
The exhibition will feature woodblock prints related to scholar's garden from famous and wide-spread painting manuals Mustard Seed Garden Painting Manual (first printed in 1679) and Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Calligraphy and Painting (first printed in early 17th Century). Exquisite textiles, paintings, and sculptures presenting garden iconography will also be included in the exhibition.
June 03, 2014 to October 12, 2014
British artist John Piper (1903–92) defies categorization. In addition to producing some of Britain’s best-loved paintings, prints, and photographs of the 20th century, Piper designed fabrics, stained glass windows, and stage sets for a number of theatrical works (including six operas by Benjamin Britten). He also wrote extensively—both poetry and non-fiction texts—on the arts in England.
May 10, 2014 to September 28, 2014
This exhibitions features work of the Catalan-American artist Pierre Daura (1896- 1976) and explores his process of identity formation as interpreted through three major motivating forces: his devotion to family, his engagement with various artistic communities, and his evolving nationality.
April 26, 2014 to September 14, 2014
This exhibition, drawn from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection, features major works by international contemporary artists, all of which explore creative interpretations of the human figure. Ranging in scale and media, these whimsical and provocative pieces include works by John Baldessari, Chuck Close, Lalla Essaydi, Roland Fisher, Roy Lichtenstein, Hung Liu, and Elizabeth Peyton.

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