The JSMA houses a small, but impressive collection of 350+ Korean paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, furniture, prints, and photographs, selections of which are featured in successive rotations in the museum’s attractive Wan Koo and Young Ja Huh Wing and Jin Joo Gallery. One of only two university museums in the United States with specialized galleries devoted to the arts of Korea, the JSMA is proud to feature rotations of historic and contemporary objects for the edification and appreciation of UO students and museum visitors. Thanks to founder Gertrude Bass Warner (1863-1951), the JSMA also boasts a large collection of drawings, paintings, and prints by the Scottish artist Elizabeth Keith (1887-1956), who lived and traveled in Asia for many years, recording scenes of everyday life. Keith was one of the first Western artists to depict traditional Korean topography, costumes, and social customs.
Currently on view: Traditional & Contemporary Korean Art from the Mattielli & JSMA Collections