October 03, 2020 to January 10, 2021
The Ford Family Foundation celebrates the contributions of outstanding Oregon artists working in fine art and craft with its prestigious Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts, awarded annually to five recipients by an independent jury of regional and national arts professionals. This fall, the JSMA will present new and recent work by the fifteen artists named Fellows in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
May 16, 2020 to September 30, 2020
The award-winning work of American etcher and master printer Mildred Bryant Brooks (1901-95) explores the physical and metaphorical beauty of the natural world. With a keen eye for detail, exceptional technical skill, curiosity, and empathy, Brooks brought to life the forest, desert, and ocean landscapes of her native California, reflecting on the symbiotic relationship between nature and humanity
March 07, 2020 to November 29, 2020
Every Word was Once an Animal explores the overlapping forces of nature and culture between humans, animals, and language, merging art, science, dance, music, and olfaction.
February 08, 2020 to June 15, 2020
Over his long and prolific career, distinguished American artist and educator Roger Shimomura has channeled his outrage and despair into beautiful, provocative, often irreverent, and sometimes inflammatory art. He uses a brightly colored Pop-Art style to depict a dizzying combination of traditional Japanese imagery and exaggerated cultural stereotypes.
January 18, 2020 to May 03, 2020
Nationally celebrated Portland-born artist Carrie Mae Weems uses photography, video, and installation to examine contemporary life and the African-American experience. In her exhibition The Usual Suspects, organized by Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Weems asks, “How do you measure a life?”
January 15, 2020 to April 19, 2020
Inspired by an almost microscopic examination of nature, Claire Burbridge creates beautifully drawn magical worlds. Her subjects, trees, flowers, plants, fungi, insects, morph from realistic depictions into a heightened reality that entices our vision and invigorates our spirit. The current exhibition features works produced since 2015, as well as new works, informed by a recent visit to Iceland.
December 07, 2019 to June 14, 2020
Selected from the JSMA’s collection by Thom Sempere, Associate Curator of Photography, STILL Photography highlights thirteen images representing work that is wide-ranging in style, time, location and subject. Iconic images by Minor White, Imogen Cunningham, Lewis Hine and Raúl Corrales are brought together with contemporary works of Sally Mann, Dan Powell and Richard Tuschman, among others.
November 23, 2019 to November 29, 2020
This exhibition introduces viewers to the dynamic history of satire and caricature permeating eighteenth- and nineteenth-century print culture in Western Europe. Selections from the JSMA’s collection explore consecutive eras of printmaking in Great Britain, Spain, and France through the work of William Hogarth, James Gillray, Francisco de Goya, and Honoré Daumier.
November 23, 2019 to November 08, 2020
The 2019-20 rotation of the Margo Grant Walsh Twentieth Century Silver and Metalwork Collection explores the history of table service, dining etiquette, and international food culture through twentieth-century tableware and dining accessories created by celebrated silversmiths such as Allan Adler and Porter Blanchard, Albert Edward Bonner, Alexander Sturm, and Carl Poul Peterson.
October 26, 2019 to July 05, 2020
This exhibition celebrates the history of Japanese mezzotint prints. Mezzotint is Italian for “half-tone,” a reference to this intaglio technique’s capacity to produce a broad tonal range of deep blacks through bright whites.
October 05, 2019 to January 19, 2020
Organized by the non-profit Ralph Steadman America, in close cooperation with the artist and his family, this touring exhibition offers a retrospective of the visual legacy of one of the most influential British graphic artists of the last fifty years.
September 21, 2019 to February 23, 2020
How do artists reflect and respond to social issues and advocate for equality, awareness, and change? Those questions inspired 36 UO students and student athletes from our Art of the Athlete program to create self-portraits this summer as part of a series of workshops.
September 21, 2019 to February 23, 2020
In June during UO Zero week, twelve university students studied abroad in a Global Education Oregon (GEO) program designed and led by Director of Education Lisa AbiaSmith at the site of her own study abroad university thirty years ago in Aix-en-Provence.
September 07, 2019 to February 23, 2020
The JSMA’s fourth “Common Seeing” exhibition supports the UO’s 2019-20 “Common Reading” of Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes. In the book, the resilient protagonist, 13-year-old Estrella, works in the hot California grape fields while navigating the realities of first love, financial struggle, family separation, and illness.
August 24, 2019 to June 15, 2020
South Korean artist Kwang Young CHUN combines hundreds of paper-wrapped parcels to create sculptural compositions, called Aggregations, which look like crystal formations, asteroids, or the surface of the moon.

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