Past Exhibitions

February 06, 2016 to April 10, 2016
Contemporary American painter Squeak Carnwath is currently a tenured professor at the University of California at Berkeley. In her work, she combines personal references and icons from anthropology and art history with purely visual elements, and creates thought-provoking combinations of text and image. Regardless of media, everything relates back to the act of painting.
January 23, 2016 to April 24, 2016
This retrospective exhibition explores the range of photographic work by one of America’s masters of the medium, Brian Lanker (August 31, 1947 – March 13, 2011).
January 06, 2016 to February 07, 2016
The exhibition — part of the international events planned for 2016 in observance of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death — will bring the 1623 original edition of the playwright’s first published collection to 53 sites: one site in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each location will host the exhibition for four weeks.
December 19, 2015 to September 04, 2016
This installation highlights artists, donors, and collecting interests that have contributed to the museum’s holdings of Pacific Northwest sculpture over the past fifty years.
October 14, 2015 to January 24, 2016
This year’s exhibition features the work of Casey Benson, Jordan Bell, Dwayne Benjamin, DeForest Buckner, Megan Conder, women’s golf, Tyrell Crosby, Tony Brooks-James, Jalen Jelks, Jordyn Fox, Janita Iamaleava, Glen Ihenacho, Canton Kaumatule, Haniteli Lousi, Austin Maloata,Tui Talia, and Kira Wagoner.
October 03, 2015 to January 03, 2016
This special exhibition will explore the range of contemporary print techniques – aquatint, etching, intaglio, lithography, mezzotint, silkscreen, stencils, and woodblock printing – as well as a great range of subject matter.
September 30, 2015 to January 24, 2016
The 10 combinations of monotype, drypoint, and chine-collé included in this exhibition were created by Bartow in collaboration with Mika Boyd, printmaking/fibers studio technician in the Department of Art, for the JSMA permanent collection during Spring 2015.
September 16, 2015 to June 13, 2016
Trained as an icon painter and conservator, Russian artist Olga Volchkova uses her knowledge of Orthodox iconography and her love of botany to create provocative paintings that explore the history of florae.
September 10, 2015 to December 06, 2015
Drawing on the rich tradition of cut paper crafts (or papel picado) in Mexico, Catalina Delgado Trunk creates intricate works that tell the stories of pre-contact indigenous cultures as well as treating more contemporary subjects. Voces de Mis Antepasados examines her pieces with pre-Columbian themes.
September 10, 2015 to December 06, 2015
Painter and printmaker Enrique Chagoya describes his work as a “conceptual fusion of opposite cultural realities” and employs what he calls “reverse anthropology.” His provocative works incorporate diverse symbolic elements from pre-Columbian mythology, Western religious iconography, and American popular culture.
August 29, 2015 to December 27, 2015
The political and societal changes in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries motivated artists to contemplate the implications of those transformations through their works. This exhibition features prints by five European satirists who did just that: British artists James Gillray and William Hogarth, Spanish artist Francisco Goya, and French artists Honoré Daumier and Paul Gavarni.
August 08, 2015 to July 31, 2016
Co-curated with Professor Ina Asim in support of her Chinese and Asian history courses, this selection of paintings and objects represents ideals of benevolence and loyalty, Confucian values that exerted strong ethical and political influence in China, Korea, and Japan for more than 2,500 years.
July 14, 2015 to May 15, 2016
This exhibition, co-curated by Anne Rose Kitagawa, chief curator and curator of Asian art, and Gina Kim (MA, art history, 2014) Korea Foundation Global Museum Intern, features a number of distinctive Korean landscape paintings, maps, and travel attire.
June 20, 2015 to September 13, 2015
Prompted by a generous gift of Mexican folk art by collector Robert Bradley, this exhibition features images of domestic and wild animals from around the world. Among the works featured in the exhibition are an Otomi embroidered textile and coconut masks from the Mezcala region of Guerrero State, as well as prints, photographs, paintings, and sculptures highlighting all manner of birds and beasts.
May 30, 2015 to September 13, 2015
This special exhibition presents a photographic dialogue between youth in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and students from Kelly Middle School’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program.