Annual “Art in the Attic” Fundraiser for the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Returns to Oakway Center Heritage Courtyard

EUGENE, Ore. -- (August 10, 2016) –  “Art in the Attic,” an annual fundraiser for the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, returns to the Oakway Center Heritage Courtyard on Wednesday, August 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Art and décor from homes throughout the community will be on sale with all proceeds benefiting the JSMA’s enriching educational programs.


Organized by the Friends of the JSMA, Art in the Attic gives the community an opportunity to buy previously owned treasures at great prices. The Friends of the JSMA (formerly known as the Gourmet Group) have been fundraising for museum programs for almost four decades.


In 2015, “Art in the Attic” raised nearly $5000 to support JSMA educational programs, including Fill up The Bus, outreach activities, school tours, and scholarships for camps and classes. The JSMA serves more than 4,000 K-12 students annually through the school tour program.


About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, the Americas, and Europe, as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of seven museums in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.


Contact: Debbie Williamson Smith, 541-346-0942,


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