Widman Exhibition Includes Gallery Talks, Teacher Workshop

In conjunction with its exhibition Harry Widman: Image, Myth, and Modernism, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University has planned free gallery talks and a workshop for teachers interested in bringing their classes to the exhibition.

The gallery talks are Tuesdays, Feb. 3 through March 24, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Talks are presented by museum docents or Elizabeth Garrison, the Cameron Paulin Curator of Education.

Garrison will lead the teacher workshop Feb. 4 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the museum. The workshop helps teachers prepare students for visiting the museum and touring the exhibition, and proposes ideas that reinforce the gallery experience and broaden curriculum concepts back in the classroom. Admission to the workshop is free, but advance registration is required by calling (503) 370-6855.

Garrison has written a teacher guide on Widman that will be available Feb. 4 online at

Harry Widman: Image, Myth, and Modernism chronicles the life of this highly regarded Portland painter and teacher who taught for 36 years at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (formerly the Portland Art Museum School). The exhibition runs from Jan. 31 through March 29.

The exhibition is supported in part by grants from the City of Salem Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State St. (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. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed Mondays. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children younger than 12 are admitted free, and Tuesday is an admission-free day. For more information, call (503) 370-6855.