Hallie Ford Museum Announces 2003-04 Season

A variety of innovative exhibitions are planned for the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University for 2003-04, according to director John Olbrantz. "While next year's exhibition schedule does not include any major historical exhibitions like 'In the Fullness of Time: Masterpieces of Egyptian Art from American Collections,' we have a compelling array of special exhibitions that are guaranteed to educate and delight."

Gaylen Hansen: Tall Tales, June 14-Aug. 23, is an exhibition by a nationally recognized narrative painter who lives and works in the Palouse region of eastern Washington.

Yard Art, Sept. 6-Nov. 1, offers one-of-a-kind pieces created for the backyard by artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Robert Jones: Abstractions, Nov.15-Jan.10, includes paintings and drawings by this highly regarded Seattle artist and professor emeritus from the University of Washington.

Lillian Pitt: Spirits Keep Whistling Me Home, Jan. 24-March 20, offers ceramics, mixed media sculptures, and installations by this important Native American artist that celebrate the rich cultural traditions of the Columbia River people.

Senior Art Majors, April 3-May 15, is the annual exhibition that features the work of senior art majors at Willamette University.

Robert Hess: Recent Work, April 3-May 15, includes recent sculptures by this popular Willamette University teacher and artist.

Smaller exhibitions scheduled for the Study Gallery include Terry Melton: Leda and the Swan/Letters from Jupiter, May 31-August 16; Jacob Lawrence: The Hiroshima Series, Aug. 23-Oct. 25; In Search of the Real St. Nicholas: Orthodox Icons from American Collections, Nov. 1- Jan. 3; Helen Gilkey: Botanical Illustrations, Jan.10-March 13; and Ancient Mexico: Meso-American Art from the Caroline Tarbell Tupper Collection, March 20-May 22, 2004.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State Street (corner of State and Cottage Streets) in downtown Salem near the campus of Willamette University. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed on Sunday and Monday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are free, and Tuesday is a free day.

For further information, please call 503/370-6855.