Current Exhibitions

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Benjamin F. Perkins, "All American Jumbo Airmail,"1980s

Strange and Wonderful: American Folk Art from the Willem and Diane Volkersz Collection

September 17 – December 22, 2016

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

Willem and Diane Volkersz of Bozeman, Montana have collected folk and outsider art since the mid-1970s, amassing an extensive collection over the past forty years. This exhibition features 108 objects by 32 artists that reflect the breadth and scope of this remarkable collection.

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Russell Childers, "The Wee Mother and Child," 1971

Russell Childers: Oregon Outsider (extended exhibition)

October 24 – December 22, 2016

Maribeth Collins Lobby

An extended version of the the Russell Childers: Oregon Outsider exhibition is continuing in the Maribeth Collins Lobby and features 8 works by Russell Childers (1915-1998) who was a self-taught wood carver whose themes focused on memories of his mother, childhood, animals, important historical figures, Western imagery, and his life at Oregon Fairview Home in Salem, where he lived for 39 years. 

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Spirit pot, Nigeria, Ga'anda, mid-20th century

Figure and Form: African Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl Collection

November 5, 2016 – January 29, 2017

Study Gallery

Over the centuries, African potters have created unique and innovative ceramic vessels for domestic and ritual use. Made by hand and often fired in the open, these vessels embody an immediacy of form and a deceptive simplicity that reflect a deep understanding of material, process, and embellishment. Organized by director John Olbrantz, the exhibition will feature 17 ceramic vessels from the Keith Achepohl collection of Eugene, Oregon.

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Louis Bunce, "Cove No. 2" (detail), serigraph

Louis Bunce: Works on Paper

November 5, 2016 – January 29, 2017

Print Study Center

Louis Bunce was a rising star in American art of the 1940s and 1950s, and his silkscreen prints from this time helped transform what had been a means for mass production advertising into a medium for limited edition fine art printmaking. Organized by professor emeritus and senior faculty curator Roger Hull, the exhibition will feature a range of prints and works on paper from public and private collections that highlight Bunce's accomplishments as a printmaker and is timed to overlap with a major retrospective of Bunce's work which will open in January.