Current Exhibitions

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

Russell Childers: Oregon Outsider

July 30 – October 23, 2016

Study Gallery

Russell Childers (1915-1998) 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. Organized by collection curator Jonathan Bucci, the exhibition will feature 25 wood sculptures on loan from public and private collections throughout the western United States.

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Jan Zach, "Untitled (Head of Woman)" (detail), 1956

Jan Zach: Works on Paper

July 30 – October 23, 2016

Print Study Gallery

Jan Zach (1914-1986) formed part of the fabric of the Oregon arts community and taught sculpture at the University of Oregon for twenty years. This exhibition features a range of works on paper from the Hallie Ford Museum of Art collection, which houses a large body of Zach’s work.
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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.