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.
August 28, 2021 to February 27, 2022
Salvador Dalí remains a fabled central figure of the Surrealist movement, which blossomed in Paris in the early 1930s as a collaborative vision amongst painters and poets. 2019-21 curatorial extern Emily Shinn curated this selection of works from Dalí’s series The Divine Comedy (1963) and The Twelve Tribes of Israel (1972-73).
August 14, 2021 to December 19, 2021
The work of Myrna Báez (Puerto Rican, 1931-2018) and Norma Vila Rivero (Puerto Rican, born 1982) is a poetic meditation on the relationship between figure and landscape in Puerto Rico, a place where identity and nature are closely connected. Silkscreen and woodcut prints by Báez and new photographs by Vila Rivero present dramatic vistas charged with presence, absence, and memory.
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.