Humor and Satire At Local Museum
Keys to the Koop: Humor and Satire in Contemporary Printmaking features the work of 16 printmakers who find humor and satire in contemporary art, fashion, food, religion, politics and popular culture. The exhibition opens Sept. 4 and continues through Oct. 30 in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University.
Drawn from the extensive collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation, the exhibition features more than 80 works by American and British printmakers. Included are works by Mark Bennett, Enrique Chagoya, Roy DeForest, Tony Fitzpatrick, Ellen Gallagher, David Gilhooly, Red Grooms, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Gene McMahon, Claes Oldenburg, Tad Savinar, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker and William Wegman.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Jordan Schnitzer will discuss his collection Friday, Sept. 10, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.
A free printmaking workshop for children will be offered Saturday, Oct. 2, from noon to 4 p.m., and a free lecture by artist Tad Savinar is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Roger Hull Lecture Hall.
Keys to the Koop: Humor and Satire in Contemporary Printmaking exhibit has traveled to Marylhurst University and Mills College and will later open at the Boise Art Museum, Southern Oregon University, Pomona College and Western Washington University.
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 admitted free and Tuesday is an admission-free day.
For further information, please call 503-370-6855.