Past Exhibitions

February 28, 2018 to April 29, 2018
Discursive features work—ranging from functional to sculptural, from performance to site-specific—created by UO faculty and visiting artists who participated in the 2016 Summer Craft Forum at the UO. During this two-week event, the participants – all of whom work in craft media, such as ceramics, metalsmithing, fibers, and printmaking – occupied UO studios to make art.
February 23, 2018 to May 13, 2018
This exhibition investigates the politics of hair, racialized beauty standards, hair rituals, and the differences in expectations between men and women with regard to hair. Especially relevant in the current politically and culturally charged climate and relevant to issues of access, equity, and inclusion, Don’t Touch My Hair explores how beauty is represented within and outside one’s community.
February 03, 2018 to June 18, 2018
This exhibition highlights selections from the European collection by showcasing fourteen black-and-white works by some of the leading figures in the history of photography. The works on view span the period from 1851 through 1969, from the amateur photographer and Pictorialist Eduard Loydreau’s Hangars sous la neige to the documentary realism of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s snapshot Rue Mouffetard.
January 20, 2018 to April 29, 2018
This extensive body of work in painting, drawing, and collage by Eugene, Oregon-based artist Keith Achepohl was inspired by three weeks spent at the Morris Graves Foundation Artist Residency in 2011.
January 18, 2018 to March 18, 2018
In recognition of the importance of Morris Graves’s work and home to Keith Achepohl, we asked Achepohl if he would curate a companion exhibition. This selection, from more than 500 drawings by Graves (American, 1910-2001) in our collection, celebrates Graves’s symbolic and highly personal use of vessel imagery over the course of his life.
December 01, 2017 to June 24, 2018
The “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” series is internationally-acclaimed artist AI Weiwei ’s reinterpretation of the twelve bronze animal heads representing the traditional Chinese zodiac that once adorned the famed fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan (Old Summer Palace), an imperial retreat outside Beijing. The work will be on view in the JSMA’s North Courtyard.
October 21, 2017 to April 01, 2018
This retrospective exhibition will celebrate the half-century relationship of Eugene painters Margaret Coe and Mark Clarke.
September 23, 2017 to January 21, 2018
This exhibition features Roman Baroque tapestries from the 17th century.
September 23, 2017 to January 28, 2018
Irish-born artist Barbara MacCallum uses the scientific papers of her husband, Robert Johnson, an engineering professor at the University of Virginia to create beautiful, powerful, and provocative works of art. Composed of scientific papers, polymer mediums, wire screening, Irish linen thread, and other materials, the art commands space and creates an environment both otherworldly and familiar.
September 09, 2017 to February 11, 2018
This academic year, all UO first-year students received Louise Erdrich’s novel The Round House; faculty are using the book in courses across campus for undergraduate and graduate students. Last year, more than sixty classes used the museum’s first exhibition organized specifically to support the “Common Reading.”
September 02, 2017 to February 04, 2018
Comprised of works of art created by 25 UO student-athletes enrolled in AAD 408: Art of the Athlete during summer term 2017, our sixth exhibition in this series features selfportraits and collaborative pieces inspired by Jackson Pollock’s action paintings. The works address themes of representation and peace, including the role of unity and coming together as a nation.
July 22, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Working closely with UO faculty members and students in the Departments of the History of Art and Architecture, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and History, the JSMA is proud to present a special exhibition of Chinese Cultural Revolution propaganda posters.
June 10, 2017 to August 27, 2017
The JSMA is honored to present selections from this special touring exhibition, which features photographs and personal stories of women with different types of disabilities, all alumni of Mobility International USA’s Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability.
June 07, 2017 to January 14, 2018
Mírame Bien (“Look at Me Well”) is an intimate look at the work of three photography masters in Mexico in the 1920s and ’30s. The exhibition investigates how shifting identities of “insider” and “outsider” affect images of people, places, and things.
May 10, 2017 to September 03, 2017
Two complementary video works from early and later stages of artist James Nares' career.

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