Current Exhibitions

September 22, 2018 to December 30, 2018
Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials features 58 works by 30 artists from 13 countries that investigate the complex material nexus that is “Plastic.” Organized around the oncept of entanglement, the exhibition explores the unique materiality of plastic, as an artistic material and symbol of Western modernity, and considers the environmental consequences of its widespread use.
September 12, 2018 to January 20, 2019
To call Matthew Picton’s sculptural works “maps,” is both accurate and a misnomer. His three-dimensional aerial cartographies are each based in a particular city and feature layers of cultural references and historical text. Each work documents and invites us to explore particular times of societal and cultural change, specific to that area of the world.
October 03, 2018 to February 03, 2019
Comprised of works of art created by UO student-athletes enrolled in AAD 408, as well as works from the GEO study abroad program and outreach to the Seattle Boys and Girls club, Art of the Athlete features self-portraits and collaborative pieces inspired by Jackson Pollock’s action paintings.
October 03, 2018 to February 03, 2019
Through travel as well as artistic appreciation and creation, our UO students, with little to no background in art, experienced a similar oasis in which they could artistically and historically reflect on autonomy, social construction, and power relations in their personal lives. Selections of their work will be featured in the exhibition.
August 29, 2018 to February 03, 2019
Paper Weight is Elsa Mora’s latest exhibition of painstaking works made solely of paper and glue. Mora’s 2D and 3D pieces, presented in this exhibition, are inspired by the five cognitive faculties that form the mind: consciousness, perception, thinking, judgment, and memory.
September 08, 2018 to February 17, 2019
The JSMA presents its third annual Common Seeing, Reframing the Fragments: The Best We Could Do. Works made since 2000 by such artists from the Vietnamese diaspora as Binh Danh, Dinh Q. Le, and Ann Le embody the complex sensations related to remembering and forgetting, tradition and innovation, and trying to make sense of fragments of memory and history.
November 17, 2018 to March 24, 2019
Published in Paris in 1950, Cirque was a collaboration between French modernist painter Fernand Léger and book publisher Tériade. It is one in a series of twenty-seven such projects conceived by the publisher between 1943 and 1975. Known as livres d’artiste, these finely printed, large-format books pair handwritten text with original artwork from some of the 20th century’s most prominent artists.
May 19, 2018 to March 31, 2019
The JSMA’s Masterworks on Loan program presents exciting works by important, internationally recognized artists and artworks from around the world, borrowed from private holdings.
May 19, 2018 to June 17, 2019
JSMA founder Gertrude Bass Warner lived in China for many years, amassing a collection with special interest in art of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). She bequeathed enviable riches to the museum, among them some with fine Daoist iconography. Next to the teachings of Confucius, Daoism is one of the two indigenous philosophical traditions of China that have evolved over more than 2,000 years.
August 18, 2018 to July 07, 2019
This installation introduces the history and performance of Nō theater using selected prints by TSUKIOKA Kōgyo (1869-1927) recently donated to the museum by Elizabeth Moyer and Michael Powanda. Established in the fourteenth century, Nō (sometimes spelled Noh) is one of Japan’s oldest and most revered theatrical forms.
September 22, 2018 to August 04, 2019
Beginning this fall, visitors to the JSMA will have the unique opportunity to see two masterworks by these internationally acclaimed painters—Rivera’s 1931 painting La ofrenda (The Offering) and Tamayo’s 1942 painting Perro aullando a la luna (Dog Howling at the Moon).
November 17, 2018 to August 04, 2019
This installation introduces art created by, for, and/or about Korean women and features paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, lacquer, furniture, and personal adornments dating from the twelfth through the twenty-first centuries. It also includes recently acquired works by contemporary Korean women artists AHN Seongmin, NA Suyeon, and PARK So Eun, among others.
October 24, 2018 to October 13, 2019
The fall 2018 rotation of the Margo Grant Walsh collection explores the principles of design with a broad range of metalwork selections, including tableware. Co-curated by Tom Bonamici, instructor in Product Design, and new JSMA extern Caroline Phillips, the installation supports several courses in the College of Design’s Product Design area.