Past Exhibitions

May 29, 2019 to June 09, 2019
The JSMA is excited to present the world-premiere of noted artist Philip Haas’s new work, before it embarks on a year-long tour in the U.S. and abroad. The two-week performance installation incorporates motorized sculpture, construction, totems, altered found objects, film, fetishized costume, movement, sound, spoken word, and music.
May 11, 2019 to August 04, 2019
This three-channel video, South Africa’s entry in the 2017 Venice Biennale, meditates on slavery’s impact dismemberment of African identity.
March 02, 2019 to July 21, 2019
The exhibition features a selection of some of the most iconic images that symbolize the ideals of the Cuban Revolution by internationally renowned photographer Alberto Fernando Díaz Gutiérrez, better known as Alberto Korda, or simply Korda (1928-2001).
February 16, 2019 to May 19, 2019
Qosqo, entre el pasado y el presente: Photography in Cusco 1895-1945, is a portrait of a city and a culture at the dawn of the modern era, drawn from the work of nine photographers who lived in the Cusco region. Subjects range from Inca sites to romanticized evocations of Peru’s indigenous past.
February 16, 2019 to April 28, 2019
The annual NewArt Northwest Kids exhibition returns to the JSMA for its twelfth year. This year’s theme, Protecting the Northwest’s Natural Beauty, examines the roles people have in caring for the environment and recognizing the collective responsibility to preserve the quality and safekeeping of the land, air, water, plants, and animals.
February 02, 2019 to April 21, 2019
Visual Clave explores the evolution of Latin album cover art with particular focus on the United States market. It pays critical attention to issues of identity and aesthetics through depictions of Latino/a people and cultures, historical context, and the unsung graphic artists who helped present Latin music—and its attendant socio-cultural themes—to the world.
January 19, 2019 to May 12, 2019
This collaboration between the JSMA and the George D. Green Art Institute celebrates recent work by over forty artists who began their creative careers in Oregon during the 1960s and ’70s.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.

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