Current Exhibitions

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Robert Von Neumann (American, 1888-1976), "The Six Net Menders" (detail), 1935, aquatint.

Current Exhibition

Strength and Dignity: Images of the Worker from the Permanent Collection

July 28 – October 21, 2018

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

European and American prints and photographs from the Hallie Ford Museum of Art's permanent collection depict scenes of workers and the working class from the late 19th century through the first half of the 20th century. 

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Alison Saar (American, b. 1956), “Indigo Blue (Sea Island Pure),” 2016, ed. 2/3, intaglio, 12 x 11 3/4 inches, Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, 2016.90.

Current Exhibition

Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

September 15 – December 21, 2018

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery


Drawn from the vast collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, this exhibition explores issues of race, identity, and social justice in contemporary printmaking and photography from one of the legendary print collections in the United States.Image GalleryArtistsRelated EventsExhibition BookTeacher PacketJordan D. SchnitzerPress Release

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Enrique Chagoya (American, born Mexico, 1953), “Expresses Nothing But the Self” (detail), 2015, Ed. 9/30, color lithograph, 20.5 x 24 inches, collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, 2015.900

Upcoming Exhibition

Enrique Chagoya: Reverse Anthropology. Selections from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

November 3, 2018 – January 27, 2019

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

Enrique Chagoya is a nationally recognized Mexican American artist who teaches at Stanford University in California. The exhibition features a range of Chagoya's provocative and deceptively subversive prints that explore issues of immigration, colonialism, the economy, government, the commodifictation of art, and the recurring subject of cultural clash that continues to riddle contemporary life.

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Permanent Exhibitions

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Henk Pander: The Burning of the New Carissa (detail)

Permanent Exhibition

Northwest Perspectives: Selections from the Permanent Collection

On permanent view

Carl Hall Gallery

Visitors can explore new ideas of landscape, narrative, identity, form and process through a variety of paintings, sculptures and mixed media that highlight both visual and conceptual relationships between historic and contemporary art.

The gallery provides the museum with an opportunity to share many previously unviewed works that capture the rich and varied expressions that have taken place during the past century, which has been marked by rapid changes in the art world, the Northwest and its landscape.

This gallery is named for Carl Hall (1922-1996), who taught at Willamette University for nearly 40 years and painted a luminous record of his response to the region.

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Tillamook Wallet Basket

Permanent Exhibition

Ancestral Dialogues: Conversations in Native American Art

On permanent view

The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Gallery

Featuring works from the museum’s permanent collection of American Indian art, this exhibition is organized around the concept of dialogue. The focus is on native art history as a dynamic, rich legacy from which contemporary arts grow today. Art works are placed in conversation, juxtaposed so that the work of many generations is in visual dialogue across time, telling stories of creation, transformation, and renewal. Historic baskets, bags, regalia, and lithics are displayed side by side with contemporary art works by artists such as Rick Bartow, James Lavadour, Bud Lane, Lillian Pitt, Pat Courtney Gold, and Joe Feddersen among many others.

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Relief of a Servant

Permanent Exhibition

Across Continents, Through Time

On permanent view

Mark and Janeth Sponenburgh Gallery

This exhibition features selections from the museum’s European, Asian, and American Collections, which span 4,500 years and encompass four continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. On view are paintings, ceramics, prints, sculptures, textiles, architectural fragments, archaeological artifacts, Orthodox icons and decorative arts that will deepen visitors’ appreciation for artworks of aesthetic quality and expressive significance from cultural traditions worldwide.

Many of the works of art displayed in this gallery were generously donated to Willamette University in 1990 by Mark and Janeth Sponenburgh, and formed the basis for the creation of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

Permanent Exhibition

Print Study Center

On permanent view

Print Study Center

The museum’s collections of works on paper – prints, drawings, paintings on paper, and photographs – are stored, studied and displayed in the Print Study Center. The collection includes many contemporary American works, particularly by artists of the Pacific Northwest. Other highlights include etchings by the 17th-century Dutch artist Anthonie Waterloo, and 19th-century American expatriate artist James Abbott McNeil Whistler, as well as an early pictorial photograph by Edward Steichen. Temporary exhibitions in the Print Study Center are designed to highlight works in the permanent collection, and complement and enhance the special exhibitions on view.