July 31, 2021 to July 31, 2022
This exhibition explores Meiji-period news and reportage in the context of both its Japanese precursors and contemporaneous journalism in other print media. Co-curated by Art History Professor Akiko Walley, East Asian Languages and Literatures Professor Glynne Walley, and Chief Curator Anne Rose Kitagawa.
July 24, 2021 to November 07, 2021
Libby Wadsworth's practice spans multiple media, including letterpress printmaking, painting, and photography, she teases open written language with her thoughtfully composed visual arrangements. Always InFormation presents new work created almost entirely during the COVID-19 pandemic that demonstrates Wadsworth’s evolving interest in blurring the distinctions between text and images.
July 03, 2021 to November 21, 2021
In July the museum will open a major group exhibition in the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Gallery featuring works by artists who received the JSMA Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program awards. Encompassing drawing, painting, video, performance, photography, installations, sculpture, and digital works.
June 30, 2021 to November 21, 2021
The exhibition consists of a selection of photographs which are part of an international campaign, 56 Black Men, based out of the UK and conceived and curated by speaker, entrepreneur, and photographer Cephas Williams. He launched the 56 Black Men campaign in the UK to change the narrative regarding the representation of Black men in the media.
June 30, 2021 to November 21, 2021
I Am More Than Who You See was created by Lisa Abia-Smith, director of education and senior faculty Instructor for PPPM, and is inspired Cephas Williams's 56 Black Men campaign. These museum education programs and exhibitions center around a series of annual workshops held for UO students focusing on identity and misrepresentation.
June 26, 2021 to August 18, 2021
Frank Okada described his paintings as “dedicatory objects,” which expressed gesture, memory, and sensation. In Northwest Ambience, a selection of paintings by Okada from the JSMA’s collection will be exhibited with two portraits of the artist by Seattle photographer Mary Randlett (American, 1924-2019).
June 12, 2021 to October 17, 2021
Morris Graves’s still life paintings and studies of objects engaged his interests in furniture design, domestic spaces, symbolism, and transcendental consciousness. On the Surface is drawn primarily from the JSMA’s Graves at Oregon collection and includes two photographs of the artist and his home by Mary Randlett (American, 1924-2019).
April 10, 2021 to July 11, 2021
E. E. Eischen, a UO Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, developed a new undergraduate course offered spring term 2020—Math and the creative process: A participatory exploration of number theory. In addition to the students’ final projects printed on metal, acrylic, and paper, the exhibition features works made by members of UO’s Department of Mathematics.
March 20, 2021 to August 01, 2021
Drawn from the permanent collections of the JSMA and Knight Law Center, this exhibition explores the paintings of Catalan-American artist Pierre Daura through his answers to a survey conducted in 1953 by Surrealist poet and founder, André Breton, about the connection between art and magic.
March 20, 2021 to June 14, 2021
For the past thirteen years, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has organized and presented NewArt Northwest Kids, an annual K–12 juried student exhibition. This year’s theme, Art, Hope and Resilience, encouraged students to share their own stories from 2020 through words and images.
March 06, 2021 to June 14, 2021
The JSMA and Eugene Symphony Association celebrate an innovative collaboration with four Oregon visual artists in response to Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)’s orchestral masterpiece Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber. Mika Aono, Anna Fidler, Andrew Myers, and Julia Oldham created new works in printmaking, painting, drawing, and animation inspired by Hindemith’s most popular work.
February 06, 2021 to September 05, 2021
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is pleased to host Nkame, a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of the late Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999). During her short but fertile career, she produced an extraordinary body of work central to the history of contemporary printmaking in Cuba and abroad.
January 23, 2021 to March 28, 2021
Steve Rowell investigates ecology and post-natural landscapes in his multicomponent installation Uncanny Sensing, Remote Valleys (2013-20). The project’s title combines “remote sensing” (a method of data collection from the physical world via sensors and other remote technology) and “uncanny valley” (the cognitive dissonance caused by lifelike replicas of living things)
January 18, 2021 to March 08, 2021
For the past 8 years, the Art of the Athlete (AofA) program has been an education program for UO student-athletes as part of the museum’s broad outreach program which engages diverse student groups from across campus. This year, we asked 6 former and current AofA participants to jury artwork made the past 8 years as part of the program.
January 10, 2021 to May 22, 2022
As a teaching museum, the JSMA is dedicated to helping students develop meaningful, life-long connections with art. In addition to regular museum visits and classes, we periodically receive grants that allow us to host scholars with a deeper research focus. In Fall 2019, Bokyoung Hong, a specialist in Korean ceramics, came to the JSMA for a 10-month Korea Foundation Global Challengers internship.

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