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
April 23, 2022 to December 18, 2022
The JSMA’s recent acquisition of Untitled by Raymond Saunders (American, b. 1934) marked the first work by this esteemed Bay Area painter and installation artist to enter the collection. Untitled combines many of the visual and thematic elements Saunders has repeated throughout his long artistic career.
April 23, 2022 to September 04, 2022
The exhibition highlights an impressive grouping of photographs by Watts gifted to the JSMA that includes portraits of artists, activists, authors, and musicians along with his sourcing of important historical publications acquired from archival holdings of African American cultural institutions.
March 16, 2022 to May 22, 2022
This year marks the 14th annual NewArt Northwest Kids exhibition. This year’s theme, Brave Spaces, encouraged students to share their personal stories of bravery that help define who they are, and stories of bravery they saw or imagined. The works of art reveal the resilience of each student and the bravery they witness every day.
March 05, 2022 to October 02, 2022
Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos)'s Artist Project Space exhibition pearly gates includes painting installation, video, and woven baskets, and thematically considers access in terms of land, ancestry, resources, and human relationships.
February 05, 2022 to August 28, 2022
On February 5, 2022, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art will open the “Remember This: Hung Liu at Trillium” in the museum’s Barker and Soreng galleries. In this exhibition, renowned contemporary Chinese-American artist Hung Liu explored subjects ranging from portraits to landscapes to still lifes and reflects upon history, memory, tradition, migration, and social justice.
January 15, 2022 to August 26, 2022
Rick Silva’s Western Fronts: Cascade Siskiyou, Gold Butte, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Bears Ears is an experimental video that reflects the political and ecological threats that face four U.S. National Monuments. The work combines aerial drone footage and photogrammetry with 3D animation to create a nature documentary that collapses into itself.
December 11, 2021 to March 13, 2022
The title of Ron Jude’s most recent project references the limits of human perception—12 Hz marks the lowest threshold of human hearing, suggesting the powerful yet frequently imperceptible forces that shape the physical world, from plate tectonics to glacial erosion to the incomprehensibility of geological time.
December 04, 2021 to February 27, 2022
The work on display is a sample of art created as part of the JSMA’s Art Heals program. The Art Heals program is a collaboration between the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, Good Samaritan Health Services, and Stahlbush Island Farms; the artwork on display is the result of our dynamic partnership working with patients and healthcare providers across the region.
December 04, 2021 to February 27, 2022
The summer 2021 program was conducted almost completely virtually due COVID-19. As a result, the interns had the opportunity to design their own exhibition about their experience. In this show, you will see what the students curated as part of their internship, including artifacts created during the program and descriptions of their process written in their own words.
November 20, 2021 to April 10, 2022
Painter and printmaker Max Pollak (American, born Czechoslovakia, 1886-1970) was raised in Vienna and appointed official artist of the Austrian Army during World War I. his exhibition was made possible through the generosity of Michael C. Powanda and Elizabeth D. Moyer.
November 17, 2021 to February 20, 2022
Aleph Earth is a groundbreaking collaboration between the UO’s Artificial Intelligence Creative Practice Research Group (AICP) and Grammy Award-nominated vocal quartet New York Polyphony that merges art, music, and technology.
October 14, 2021 to April 10, 2022
Every year, the University of Oregon’s 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. This year’s Common Seeing brings works by nine contemporary Native artists that speak to these issues and each’s experiences as individuals and members of their communities.
October 09, 2021 to October 02, 2022
In the fall of 2021, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) at the University of Oregon will open A New Woman — Clara Barck Welles, Influence and Inspiration in Arts & Crafts Silver, focusing on the artistic work, career, and feminist social activism of one of the nation’s most noteworthy early 20th century artisans and entrepreneurs.
September 24, 2021 to January 16, 2022
The Art of the News: Comics Journalism brings together a number of contemporary works for the first major retrospective of the genre. Comics journalism is a humanistic practice with special relevance to the University of Oregon. It was at UO that the founder of contemporary comics journalism, Joe Sacco, obtained his degree in journalism.

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