2017-2018 Exhibitions

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Nancy Parker, "W23 Energy" (detail), 1968, color screen print.

Turned On!: The American Blacklight Poster, 1967-71

May 13 – July 16, 2017

Study Gallery

Organized by artist Gary Westford and drawn from his personal collection, Turned On!: The American Blacklight Poster, 1967-71 offers viewers an opportunity to experience the fun of stepping into a 60s style blacklight room with 10 posters as well as an Op art dress.

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

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, "The Ark, Sausalito Dance Concert" (detail), October 6, 1967, offset lithograph

Behind the Beyond: Psychedelic Posters and Fashion in San Francisco, 1966-71

June 3 – August 27, 2017

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

Organized by artist Gary Westford and drawn from his extensive personal collection in celebration of the 50th anniversary of “The Summer of Love,” this exhibition features more than 100 iconic posters, historic photographs, and related ephemera that highlight the development of the “psychedelic” art style. Twenty examples of clothing chart the influence of psychedelia on the worlds of both street and high fashion. The exhibition will also feature a light show by Bill Ham who created the revolutionary swirling backdrops to many legendary rock concerts of the time.

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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.

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

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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nic & sloy: side by side

November 4, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

Salem artists Dave and Sandra Nichols (under the pseudonyms “nic” and “sloy”) create new interpretations of archaic myths and customs from combinations of found objects and fragments of language.