Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991), Hombre con bastón (Man with Walking Stick), 1979. Mixograph. 29 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches. The Elizabeth Cole Butler Graphic Arts Collection, Bequest to the Museum, 2004

Aurora Molina, (Cuban, born 1984). Trump, 2016. Felted silk on linen. Purchased with Funds from the Patricia Noyes Harris Bequest, 2016:56.2

Jim Riswold (American, born 1957). Pastilli Chairman Mao, 2006. Color digital print on paper, 60 x 41 inches. Gift of Jim Riswold, 2010:23.1

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528). Sun of Righteousness (Sol Justitiae), circa 1499-1500. Engraving on laid paper, 4 1/8 x 3 1/16 inches. Gift of Dr. Robert and Margaret Leary, 2012:18.13

MORI Yoshitoshi (1898-1992). Seated Fudō Myōō. Japanese; Shōwa period, 1981. Kappazuri (stencil print); ink and color on paper, edition 3/50, 35 1/2 x 27 1/4 inches. Gift of H.P. Lin in Memory of Dick Easley, 2017:20.

A Decade of Collecting

June 02, 2018 to September 02, 2018

With the appointment of Jill Hartz as executive director of the museum, nearly ten years ago, the JSMA’s collections have grown in breadth and quantity in support of its mission to serve as both a teaching museum and a cultural center for our larger community.  Since then, four curators have joined the staff: Anne Rose Kitagawa, our first full-time chief curator of Asian art; Danielle Knapp, McCosh Associate Curator; Cheryl Hartup, Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art; and Richard Herskowitz, Curator of Media Arts.  A few years ago we created our first permanent European gallery.  Expertise, opportunity, and ambition are a formidable combination, and thanks to this strong curatorial team, faculty engagement, and generous collectors and museum supporters, our collections have grown stronger and broader, as evidenced in this choice selection. 

A Decade of Collecting is made possible with the generous support of the Coeta and Donald Barker Changing Exhibitions Endowment; the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation; the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and JSMA members.