Past Exhibitions

February 09, 2013 to April 28, 2013
In the heady and hallucinogenic days of the 1960s and ’70s, a diverse range of artists and creative individuals based in the American West – from the Pacific coast to the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest – broke the barriers between art and lifestyle and embraced the new, hybrid sensibilities of the countercultural movement.
February 05, 2013 to April 14, 2013
Violet Ray created his unique 1960s ad collage series Advertising the Contradictions, documented in the West of Center catalog, by inserting disturbing new imagery into real advertisements to reveal the hidden meaning and subconscious values of consumer culture.
February 05, 2013 to May 19, 2013
This exhibition of German Expressionist works, including prints by Wassily Kandinsky, Käthe Kollwitz, Franz Marc, Emil Nolde and features the recently restored double-sided painting Ballet Dancers (recto)/Two Women in Lamplight (verso), which the artist Max Pechstein painted in 1912.
January 26, 2013
Organized in collaboration with UO Department of History Professor Ina Asim to coincide with the international conference Chinese Foodways (May 8-9), and co-organized by Professor Dan Buck, the exhibition features ritual food-related objects, ranging in date from the 3rd century B.C.E. to the early 20th century, from the collection and on loan from distinguished California collections.
January 12, 2013 to February 24, 2013
Born in Camagüey, Cuba, in 1921, Emilio Sanchez credited the landscape of his youth with developing his life-long interest in the effects of light and shadow on color. Although his early works explored figurative themes, Sanchez began his best known series of paintings and prints highlighting houses and other types of architecture in the 1960s.
December 21, 2012 to January 20, 2013
Carl Morris was commissioned by the Oregon Centennial Exposition to create mural-size paintings celebrating the state’s religious histories. In eight weeks, he painted nine murals, arguably his most accomplished paintings.
November 16, 2012 to January 13, 2013
Born in Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, Rolando Rojas is inspired by the legends, stories, and myths passed down from the ancestors of the people of Tehuantepec, who believed that they descended from mystical trees and animals.
September 29, 2012 to December 09, 2012
Lesley Dill is one of the most prominent American artists working at the intersection of language and fine art. Her elegant sculptures, art installations, mixed-media photographs, and evocative performances draw from both her travels abroad and profound interests in spirituality and the world’s faith traditions.
September 28, 2012 to May 12, 2013
The Female Figure: Artistic Multiplicities draws from works in the collection, supplemented with special loans which present women as complex, nuanced individuals, as well as potent vehicles for symbolic meaning.
September 18, 2012 to January 06, 2013
The exhibition surveys the history of photography from its origins as a new medium in the early 19th century through its diverse manifestations in contemporary art and society today.
September 01, 2012 to December 30, 2012
Charles M. Schulz’s PEANUTS is not only the most successful newspaper comic strip in the history of the form; it also represents one of the more remarkable achievements in the history of twentieth-century artistic endeavor, in terms of qualitative consistency and sheer longevity. The strip debuted on October 2, 1950, and ran continuously for almost fifty years
July 10, 2012 to August 26, 2012
In conjunction with the JSMA's summer camp program, we present Movin’ On, an installation that depends on audience participation. Viewers must start the timer to see the old family movies, thereby committing themselves not only to thirty seconds of footage, but also to the permanent destruction of thirty precious seconds of the same film.
July 01, 2012 to September 09, 2012
For the past nineteen years Lynda Lanker, a Eugene, Oregon, based artist, has been traveling throughout the western United States sketching, painting, interviewing and photographing iconic women. This exhibition and accompanying publication will present the portraits and stories of forty-nine women, from thirteen western states, who gain their sustenance and livelihood from the land.
June 16, 2012 to March 02, 2014
This installation features distinguished examples of Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) through contemporary calligraphy and painting as well as a selection of contemporary Korean ceramics drawn from the JSMA and the distinguished private collection of Robert and Sandra Mattielli.
May 12, 2012 to September 16, 2012
This exhibition, curated by Lawrence Fong, Curator of American and Regional Art, and Danielle Knapp, McCosh Fellow Curator, and featuring more than 40 major works from her collection, will tell the story of Arlene Schnitzer’s personal relationships with the artists, curators and collectors she championed and influenced.

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