October 21, 2023 to April 07, 2024
Strange Weather features contemporary art works which illuminate and reframe the boundaries of bodies and the environment. The artworks included in the exhibition span five decades, from 1970-2020, and are drawn together for how they creatively call attention to the impact and history of forced migrations, industrialization, global capitalism, and trauma on humans and the contemporary landscape.
October 21, 2023 to April 07, 2024
Glenn Ligon: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation brings together works on paper by the influential artist that explore how constructions of Blackness in the United States infuse popular culture, literature, and history.
August 09, 2023 to December 10, 2023
Julien’s immersive 10-screen film installation collapses time and space, alternating between contemplative, poetic sequences reflecting Douglass’s long life and travels, and moments of passionate political oratory.
June 24, 2023 to February 11, 2024
Each year, the JSMA’s Art Heals program serves diverse audiences both locally on campus and throughout Oregon. The current exhibition on view in the Education Corridor Galleries includes a sample of over 30 works of art created both in-person and remotely during Art Heals sessions over the 2022-23 academic year.
June 14, 2023 to December 17, 2023
Academic Year 2023-24 marks the 50th anniversary of the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) at the University of Oregon. JSMA joins our colleagues in the campus-wide celebration of CSWS’s history of intersectional feminist research including; considerations of gender, race, class, ability, and sexual orientation; and a commitment to social justice and gender equality.
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.
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?
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.
January 28, 2023 to October 22, 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.
January 06, 2023 to June 04, 2023
What We Leave Behind evaluates the network of forces that compel many to leave “home” and the challenges encountered through borderization.
October 15, 2022 to April 02, 2023
Lonnie Graham is a photographer, installation artist, and cultural activist investigating methods by which the arts may be used to achieve tangible meaning in people’s lives. A Conversation with the World comprises work done in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Rim, Europe, and the Americas. Graham meets individuals and, through mutual trust, makes a portrait and records a conversation. Regardless of age, gender or nationality, all were asked the same eight questions pertaining to origins, family, life, death, values, tradition, and thoughts on Western Culture.
September 28, 2022 to December 18, 2022
"Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea" examines the perspectives of 48 modern and contemporary artists who offer a broader and more inclusive view of this region, which too often has been dominated by romanticized myths and Euro-American historical accounts. Featuring artwork from the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and four partner museums in the western region of the United States, Many Wests is the culmination of a multi-year, joint curatorial initiative made possible by the Art Bridges Foundation. This exhibition presents an opportunity to examine previous misconceptions, question racist clichés, and highlight the multiple communities and histories that continue to form this iconic region of the United States. | Angel Rodríguez-Díaz, The Protagonist of an Endless Story, 1993, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible in part by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool and the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, 1996.19, © 1993, Angel Rodriguez-Diaz
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.
June 15, 2022 to May 14, 2023
The JSMA owns a remarkable Korean painting of the Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha and the Ten Kings of Hell that was donated by museum-founder Gertrude Bass Warner (1863-1951). A bodhisattva is a compassionate Buddhist deity that postpones its own enlightenment to assist others along the same spiritual path, and Ksitigarbha—who is always depicted with the shaven head, robes, and staff of a Buddhist monk—i
June 04, 2022 to February 12, 2023
This year's project, Hear My Voice, was led and curated by UO art students Kayla Lockwood (2022, ATCH BFA) and Sam Berry (2023, Product Design) and Malik Lovette (2024, M.Arch). The exhibition documents multiple community conversations with UO students, primarily students of color, and documents their experiences surrounding stereotyping.