Beat the Heat with Free Admission to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

EUGENE, Ore. -- (August 18, 2016) – During the excessive heat advisory from the National Weather Service, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art will offer free admission beginning Thursday, August 18 and ending Saturday, August 20, 2016.  Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located at 1430 Johnson Lane on the University of Oregon campus, the JSMA provides a cool, climate-controlled environment.


Guests will enjoy the JSMA’s newest Barker Gallery exhibition, “Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present,” as well as “From Past to Present: Selected Masterworks of Korean Art,” “¿Identity? Victoria Suescum and Lee Michael Peterson,” “Shaping the Collection: 50 Years of Pacific Northwest Sculpture at the JSMA”,” Splendor and Light: Russian Art from the Collection,” and other installations.


It is also the final weekend for “Call and Response,” an installation of four recent acquisitions that invite viewers to consider their role in artistic communication. 


About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, the Americas and Europe as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of seven museums in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.


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