Hallie Ford Museum of Art Announces 2005-06 Exhibition Schedule

Salem, Ore. - The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University has announced its exhibition schedule for 2005-06.

Major exhibitions scheduled for the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery include:

The Romantic Vision of Michael Brophy features work by this highly regarded Portland landscape painter. Through works that depict the savage beauty of the altered landscapes of Oregon's rivers, forests, and mountains, Brophy carefully engages the social and political forces reshaping the national dialogues that define environmental preservation and sustainability. Organized by the Tacoma Art Museum in collaboration with the Hallie Ford Museum, the exhibition includes 24 works from the past 15 years. It will run June 4 to Aug. 27.

Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread features superb examples of traditional and contemporary Maori weaving. Organized by the Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures in Porirua City, New Zealand, in partnership with Toi Maori Aotearoa-Maori Arts New Zealand, and with major funding from Te Waka Toi/Creative New Zealand, the exhibition includes kakahu (high quality woven cloaks), whariki (woven floor mats), kete (finely woven baskets), and other exquisite woven pieces. The show will run from Sept. 24 to Dec. 23.

Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation features more than 80 works that bring to life the complex cultures that flourished across the Asian grasslands from northern China and Mongolia to Central Asia and Eastern Europe during the late second and first millennia BCE. Organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation in New York, the exhibition includes bronze belt buckles, plaques, weapons, and other masterpieces of steppe art. This exhibit runs Jan. 21 to April 1, 2006.

Senior Art Majors is an annual exhibition that features the work of senior art majors at Willamette University. The exhibition includes work in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, photography and mixed media. This show runs April 15-May 13, 2006.

Andrea Wallace: Recent Work
features recent work by this highly regarded Willamette University art faculty member, who teaches photography and digital art. This exhibit shows April 15-May 13, 2006.

Smaller exhibitions scheduled for the Study Gallery include Darius Kinsey: Big Trees (May 14-Aug. 13, 2005); Michael Aschenbrenner: Damaged Bones (Aug. 20-Oct. 22, 2005); Albert Patecky: Abstractions (Oct.29-Dec. 23, 2005); Tom Foolery: Miniature Environments (Jan. 7-March 11, 2006); and Dean Porter: Taos Landscapes (March 18-May 20, 2006).

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.