Mission Statement

The JSMA at the University of Oregon fosters global understandings of art and cultural histories working with faculty, students, and communities to contribute to a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.


We envision a world where art, artists, and cross-cultural understandings are essential for a holistic education and a healthy society.

JSMA values:

  • Transformative learning through art and museums
  • Student, faculty, and public experiences with art
  • Scholarly excellence and innovation
  • Artists voices and creative insights
  • Diverse cultures, communities, and experiences
  • Equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Social justice, relevance, and accountability
  • Empathy, compassion, and well-being
  • Meaningful collaborations and sustained relationships
  • Responsible collection stewardship and fiscal oversight