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Facebook votes create a new exhibition

Salem, Ore. – The Hallie Ford Museum of Art has invited the public to curate a new exhibition by casting votes on their Facebook page. Thirty works from the museum’s Northwest Collection have been selected by the museum’s curators and were displayed on the museum’s Facebook page where voting occurred between April 29 and May 5. The top seven to nine artworks, are to be displayed in the “On Demand” exhibition opening May 20 and continuing till Aug. 4 in the Maribeth Collins Lobby. 

The exhibition has been organized by museum Collection Curator Jonathan Bucci who says, "The museum is always looking for new ways to engage with our supporters. This exhibition allowed our friends to select artworks that have not been seen in many years, or in some instances, ever seen at the museum."

This experimental exhibition is unique in that the process for choosing art for exhibitions is normally reserved to the museum and exhibition curators. 

Choices included works by glass artist William Morris; Portland painters George Johanson, Miles Cleveland Goodwin and William Owen; Seattle artists Jeffry Mitchell and Fay Jones; and photographer Susan Seubert, among others. The final works will be revealed on April 29. 

Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Oregon's third largest art museum features works by Pacific Northwest, and Native American artists, and includes a diverse collection of traditional European, American and Asian art, as well as artifacts that date from antiquity. Frequently changing exhibitions include lectures, special events, tours, artist demonstrations and educational opportunities for children and adults.

The museum is located at 700 State St. in Salem. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed on Monday. General admission is $3 and $2 for seniors and students. Children younger than 12 are admitted free and admission is free on Tuesdays. For more information call 503-370-6855 or visit willamette.edu/arts/hfma.

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For more information contact Andrea Foust at 503-370-6867 or at afoust@willamette.edu