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The Arts at Willamette

Hallie Ford Museum of Art: Current Exhibitions

Flat Weaves

Family Holdings: Turkish Flat Weaves from the Keith Achepohl Collection 

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

Sept. 15 – Dec. 23

Explore the nomadic textiles of Turkey in this colorful exhibition that features 46 flat weaves from one of the finest private collection in the United States.

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Manuel Izquierdo: Maquettes, Small Sculptures and Works on Paper

Study Gallery and the Print Study CenterNov. 17, 2012 - Feb. 10, 2013

In January, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art will present a major retrospective exhibition, Manuel Izquierdo: Myth, Nature, and Renewal. This exhibition will explore the life and career of Portland artist Izquierdo, who left a legacy of fantastic sculptures that ranged from mythological figures to forms that melded the world of plants and animals. Paving the way to this major exhibition, two small companion exhibitions will open Nov. 17 and will explore different aspects of Izquierdo’s artistic career. Manuel Izquierdo: Maquettes and Small Sculptures will feature a number of models and small sculptures that served as improvisational pieces or formed the basis for larger commissioned works. Manuel Izquierdo: Works on Paper will present a range of Izquierdo’s woodcut prints created between the late 1940s and the early 2000s. 

Organized by Professor Emeritus Roger Hull, the exhibition explores Izquierdo’s works from the past 60 years and draws from public and private collection throughout the region. A full-color monograph, Manuel Izquierdo: Myth, Nature, and Renewal, by Professor Hull will accompany the exhibition. To pre-order call 503-370-6855.

Holiday Season Gift Ideas 

As the holiday season approaches and the search for special gifts begins, consider sharing Willamette University's visual arts, music and theatre with your family, friends and colleagues. We have a wide range of gift possibilities that include:   
$3 (individual) - $6 (family): Admission gift certificates to the Hallie Ford Museum of Art (call 503-370-6855)

$3-$7: The Secret Garden Dramatic Vocal Arts Performance March 14 - 17 (call 503-370-6255)

$8-$12: Willamette University Theatre tickets (Upcoming performances include: PeopleDance: Body Politic, Brightly Dawning Day: Celebrating the Centennial of Women's Suffrage in Oregon, and Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.  

Various Willamette University Music CDs

 Grace Goudy Distinguished Artist Series 

 Individual Membership to the Hallie Ford Museum of Art 

 Family Membership to the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Experience the Arts package

$100: The Willamette University "Experience the Arts" package, provides a year packed full of memorable activities and experiences that combine the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, the Grace Goudy Distinguished Artist Series and the Willamette University Theatre. This package make a perfect gift for 2 people. 

WU Theatre

Two productions coming in the spring semester:

ImgBrightly Dawning Day: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in Oregon

Feb. 15 - 23, 2013

The battle for women's voting rights in Oregon was hard-fought and hard-won, taking place in parlors, public squares and print media. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Oregon, WU Theatre is collaborating with the English department to present a group-created original theatrical performance honoring this important milestone.  


ImgMeasure for Measure by William Shakespeare

April 12 - 27, 2013

When Duke Vincentio must go away on business, corrupt judge Angelo takes control of Vienna. He condemns a lover to death, refuses his own marriage, and lusts after a young nun-to-be. His evil plots are foiled, however, and true justice is returned to Vienna, as wedding bells begin to chime. "Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers leisure; Like doth quit like, and Measure still for Measure."  



Christmas in Hudson Hall | Dec. 6, 7

Tickets are now on sale in the Willamette University Music office for the annual Christmas In Hudson Hall concert. The concert will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 6 and Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.  

This performance has its Willamette roots in the Lessons and Carols service originally created in Oxford, England. We give it a special Willamette flavor by having rhetoric Prof. Jeanne Clark construct a series of seasonal readings to thread together the carols sung by the audience and the special feature selections performed by Male Ensemble Willamette, Voce Femminile , the Chamber Choir and the University Chamber Orchestra.

This special performance in the ornately decorated Hudson Hall is a non-commercial presentation of the historical roots of the Christmas season. This long-running tradition is seen by many as the official beginning to the holiday season in Salem, and we invite you to take part and be moved by the music of the season.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $8 (festival seating) for all ages and can be purchased Monday-Friday at the Music Office in the Rogers Music Center, Willamette University. You may charge by phone by calling 503-370-6255. Tickets will also be available for purchase before the concert beginning at 6:30pm in the music office. Will Call ticket pickup will also begin at 6:30pm.