Hallie Ford Museum of Art to Close for Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University will close Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. and reopen Saturday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m. In addition to permanent galleries devoted to historical and contemporary art, the museum features two special exhibitions through the end of the year.

"Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread" continues through Dec. 22. The exhibition features superb examples of traditional and contemporary Maori weaving, including kakahu (high quality woven cloaks), whariki (woven floor mats), kete (finely woven baskets) and other exquisite woven pieces.

"Albert Patecky: Abstractions" continues through Dec. 22. Organized by Willamette University Professor Roger Hull, the exhibition focuses on Patecky's experimental, abstract work from the late 1940s through 1966. Works have been selected from a number of regional collections, including the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Patrick Harrington and Ken and Linda Patecky, the artist's son and daughter-in-law.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State Street (corner of State and Cottage Streets) in downtown Salem near the Willamette University campus. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 more information call 503-370-6855.