Museum Hires Curator

Elizabeth Garrison has been hired as the new education curator at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University. She begins her new position Sept. 1st.

A native of California, Garrison holds an undergraduate degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., and a master's degree from the University of California, Davis.

As education curator, Garrison is responsible for the organization, implementation and evaluation of education programs related to the University's art collection and temporary exhibitions. She will also serve as the liaison with local and regional school districts and will supervise and train docents.

From 1990-91, Garrison was an intern in the Education and Outreach Department at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and from 1991-96, served as docent and outreach coordinator at the Jocelyn Art Museum in Omaha, Neb. In 1998, she was hired as assistant education curator at the Portland Art Museum and in 2000, was promoted to the position of education curator.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art was founded in 1998 to serve as an artistic, cultural and intellectual resource for Willamette University, the City of Salem and the mid-Willamette Valley. It includes four permanent galleries and two temporary exhibition spaces. Permanent galleries focus on European, Asian, and American art, Native American baskets, historic and contemporary regional art, and European and American works on paper. Temporary exhibitions feature historic and contemporary art.

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.