David Roberts: Travels in the Holy Land
August 10 – December 22, 2013
Maribeth Collins Lobby
David Roberts (1796-1864) was a Scottish painter who traveled to the Near East in the late 1830s and produced a series of bound, hand-colored lithographs of Egypt and the Holy Land in the 1840s from sketches made during his travels. Lauded for their artistic merit as well as their scholarly contributions, these folios provided Europeans, and eventually Americans, with their first views of the exotic Orient, changing forever their vision of Egypt and the Middle East. This small exhibition features several of Roberts’ prints.
Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections
August 31 – December 22, 2013
Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University is pleased to present “Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections.” This major exhibition will feature 64 ancient artworks that date from approximately 6000 BCE to 500 BCE and encompass the geographic regions of Mesopotamia, Syria and the Levant, Anatolia and Iran.
Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial
November 9, 2013 – February 2, 2014
Study Gallery and Print Study Center
The Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial will feature a selection of contemporary prints created at the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts on the Umatilla Reservation in northeastern Oregon during the past two years. Organized by Willamette University Professor Rebecca Dobkins and Crow’s Shadow Master Printer Frank Janzen, the exhibition will open November 9, 2013 and continue through February 2, 2014, in the Study Gallery and Print Study Center.