Current Exhibitions

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Andy Warhol, "Campbell's Soup Can (Tomato) (II.4a), unlimited edition", 1966, screen print on paper shopping bag.

Current Exhibition

The 60s: Pop and Op Art Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

May 13 – October 22, 2017

Print Study Center

Organized by Director John Olbrantz, this exhibition explores how the Pop and Op art movements influenced the development of psychedelic posters and fashion in San Francisco in the late 1960s.

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Artist unknown, Woven dance arm band (detail), cane, nassa shells and pigments, 11.25 x 6.25 x 1.5 in., gift of David Eisler, collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University, Salem, OR, 2014.023.021. Photo: Dale Peterson.

Current Exhibition

Capturing the Power of the Spirit World: Ritual Objects from Northeast Papua New Guinea

July 29 – October 22, 2017

Study Gallery

Objects from Northeast Papua New Guinea displaying rich and diverse artistic tradition, gifted to the Hallie Ford Museum of Art and organized by David Eisler.Image GallerySpecial Lecture
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Rick Bartow, "Crow Shadow" (detail), 2013, lithograph

Current Exhibition

Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts at 25

September 16 – December 22, 2017

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

This exhibition chronicles the history of Crow’s Shadow over the past 25 years as it emerged as an important native printmaking atelier located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton, Oregon.

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Upcoming Exhibitions


Permanent Exhibitions

Henk Pander: [italics]The Burning of the New Carissa[/italics] (detail)

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.