Past Exhibitions

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.
April 08, 2017 to June 19, 2017
The Watercolor Society of Oregon present “Pour it On!” a combined effort featuring three exhibitions: The 42nd Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, The Watercolor Society of Oregon and an exhibition of curator Jeannie McGuire’s work.
March 18, 2017 to August 06, 2017
This installation features art made in Tanzania from the collection of Keith Achepohl.
March 04, 2017 to October 08, 2017
Diálogos mines the JSMA’s growing collection of Latin American and Latino art to encourage dialogue around themes relevant to contemporary life. The exhibition features fourteen prints, photographs, kinetic sculptures, and mixed media installations by artists from Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and the United States.
February 22, 2017 to May 28, 2017
10th Annual NewArt Northwest Kids student art exhibition
February 18, 2017 to May 21, 2017
This rotation features a selection of works by Pacific Northwest artist Mark Tobey (1890–1976) from the JSMA’s collection, including new acquisitions from the Elizabeth Cole Butler Estate. The paintings and lithographs on view demonstrate how Tobey’s signature “white writing,” calligraphic marks that conveyed energy and light, appears in different media.
February 01, 2017 to April 30, 2017
Corvallis-based installation artist Clay Lohmann presents his room-sized fabric installation Camo Cubes. Lohmann has worked in a variety of media and disciplines. Camo Cubes is constructed from enormous, modular panels that play on the popular “Tumbling Blocks” or “Baby Blocks” quilt pattern.
January 21, 2017 to March 19, 2017
Taking over a decade to complete (in summer 2014), American Qur’an is Birk’s most ambitious project to date. Every verse of the holy book of Islam is hard-transcribed and illustrated, using the calligraphy of the individual verses to frame scenes of contemporary American life.
October 15, 2016 to February 12, 2017
This exhibition highlights prints by David McCosh and other major artists that explore common themes in regional lithography.

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