Our past six exhibitions are shown below. See our archive for a complete list.
"Myra Albert Wiggins: A Photographer's Life"
February 14 – April 26, 2015
Study Gallery and Print Study CenterMyra Albert Wiggins (1869-1956) was a Salem photographer and early member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secessionist Group. At the turn of the last century, Wiggins was considered one of the foremost pictorial photographers in America. Organized by Senior Faculty Curator Roger Hull, the exhibition features photographs from the permanent collection as well as documents, journals, and artifacts selected from the Myra Wiggins Collection in Willamette University’s Pacific Northwest Artists Archive.
"Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff"
January 17 – March 29, 2015
Melvin Henderson-Rubio GalleryOrganized by the Museum of Art at Washington State University, the exhibition features the artwork of Seattle native and Lawrence, Kansas-based artist Roger Shimomura, whose paintings and prints address socio-political issues of Asian Americans through a style that combines his childhood interest in comic books with the traditions of American Pop art and Japanese woodcut prints. The exhibition will include approximately 50 paintings and prints from the early 1970s to the present, with an emphasis on his recent work.
"Roger Shimomura: Works on Paper"
November 8, 2014 – February 1, 2015
Study Gallery and Print Study Center
Throughout his career, Roger Shimomura has made prints, inspired by the same sociopolitical issues that inform his paintings. Organized by Director John Olbrantz to complement Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff, the exhibition features 26 prints made during the past twenty-five years and drawn from local and regional collections.