Past Exhibitions

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 17, 2019 to December 29, 2019
Tom Cramer (American, b. 1960) is widely known for his intricate relief paintings, which celebrate the lushness of nature and the mysteries of the cosmos. This exhibition explores his parallel practice in drawing.
June 15, 2019 to December 29, 2019
Dissolving the artificial boundary between human society and wild nature is the goal of this special exhibition, featuring work from two of the artist’s recent series, "Dreams Before Extinction" and "Under the Earth, Over the Moon."
June 01, 2019 to September 08, 2019
As a follow-up to 2018’s popular collections exhibition A Decade of Collecting, JSMA’s curators present newly acquired works as well as recent and planned gifts in honor of Jill Hartz.
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 15, 2019 to September 08, 2019
Focusing on clothing and other wearable attire, the exhibition serves as a platform for conversations that address diversity, equity, and inclusion. The exhibition is organized by a UO student curatorial team: Taite Stull, Cassidy Shaffer, and Kristen Clayton, who also served as creative project manager.
May 15, 2019 to September 08, 2019
This special exhibition showcases artwork made in the Alzheimer’s arts access program, hosted by the JSMA in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter. Reflections and Connections is a free workshop series for individuals living with early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and their care partners.
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 30, 2019 to November 10, 2019
Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe juxtaposes images of distillation and related revelry with representations of saints and the sacred
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.