Current Exhibitions

January 28, 2023 to August 27, 2023
Presented in the Barker Gallery, Framing the Revolution will be the first major exhibition of the Wadsworths’ Chinese Collection. It features more than 50 politically-charged works by seven artists, ranging in date from 1958 to 2006.Together, they reflect upon modern Chinese history, examining events such as the Long March, the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and its aftermath, and moments of tremendous social upheaval and change. Artists included are WANG Shilong, LIU Heung Shing, XIAO Lu, SHENG Qi, SHAO Yinong & MUCHEN, and QIN Ga.
May 06, 2023 to June 20, 2023
The University of Oregon MFA Art Exhibition 2023 culminates three years of independent research and experimentation by a cohort of five artists whose various practices engage a broad range of inquiry.
February 08, 2020 to June 25, 2023
The JSMA’s Soreng Gallery of Chinese Art has just undergone a long-awaited renovation facilitated through matched support from Betty Soreng and others who wish to remain anonymous. The largess of these donors made it possible to update the gallery floor, walls, casework, and lighting to a level commensurate with the quality of the collection.
August 20, 2022 to August 06, 2023
This is the first JSMA exhibition celebrating the extremely generous donations of 520+ Meiji prints from the Lavenberg Collection and the first group of over 150 Japanese prints from the Michels Collection. Together, these magnanimous gifts have transformed the JSMA into a major resource for the study of Meiji graphic arts.
March 22, 2023 to August 20, 2023
The JSMA’s Shared Visions program presents exciting works by important, internationally recognized artists and artworks from around the world, borrowed from private holdings.
January 28, 2023 to August 27, 2023
The University of Oregon’s annual Common Reading program encourages campus-wide engagement with a shared book and related resources. JSMA’s corresponding Common Seeing expands this conversation through the visual arts.During the 2022-23 academic year, the UO continues its reflection on Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (Milkweed Editions, 2013) by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
April 22, 2023 to August 27, 2023
An Unfinished Journey: Embodying the Feminist City speaks of an enduring endeavor to attain and maintain women’s rights. Through mixed media artworks by Sandra C. Fernández (b. 1964 New York), Tania Candiani (b. 1974 Mexico City), and Lilliam Nieves (b. 1975 Puerto Rico) the exhibition asks how bodies can claim a sense of belonging and agency, how they can act against systems of oppression that devalue humans and different forms of seeing and being in our communities. How does urban design—architecture, zoning laws, and infrastructure—sustain or dismantle hegemonic power structures? And how can the city, as a space of relationality, and its inhabitants, exhort and advance social justice, as individuals continue to strive for their rights?
June 03, 2023 to May 19, 2024
Capital and Countryside in Korea will investigate the representation of urban and rural spaces in Korean art. Touching upon themes of memory and nostalgia, cultural heritage, written language, production and industry, and the significance of specific locales, this exhibition examines how these spaces have impacted the histories, cultures, and identities of people throughout the Korean Peninsula.
May 06, 2023 to November 03, 2024
Drawing on the JSMA’s Margo Grant Walsh Twentieth Century Silver and Metalwork Collection and a select number of private and museum loans, the exhibition will present a range of hand-wrought copper works by many of the premier metalsmiths working in late 19th and early 20th century Britain, the United States, and beyond.