Hallie Ford Museum of Art announces 2009–10 exhibitions

Paintings and drawings from a respected Washington artist, Vietnam War-era photographs, narrative jewelry and the work of a Native American artist are among the exhibitions planned in 2009-10 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University.

"I'm extremely pleased with the quality, range and diversity of temporary exhibitions planned for the next year," Director John Olbrantz said.
Major exhibitions scheduled for the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery include:

Robert McCauley: Rapids and Pools (June 6-Aug. 2): Robert McCauley is a Mt. Vernon, Wash., artist who explores the 19th century notion of "Manifest Destiny" and its impact on the indigenous cultures and environment of the western U.S. through paintings, drawings, installations and mixed media works. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition features 24 works from public and private collections in Washington, California, Idaho and Illinois.

Requiem: By the Photographers Who Died in Vietnam and Indochina (Aug. 15-Nov. 8): Organized by photojournalists Horst Faas and Tim Page to honor and remember the 135 photographers who died while working in Vietnam between 1945 and 1975, the exhibition includes work by Robert Capa, Larry Barrows and a host of other international photographers who contributed significant pictures before they lost their lives. The collection, which consists of 292 photographs, has been given to the George Eastman House/International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, N.Y.

Loud Bones: The Jewelry of Nancy Worden (Nov. 21, 2009-Jan. 17, 2010): Nancy Worden is an internationally recognized Seattle artist who creates intensely personal narrative jewelry that explores universal themes from a woman's perspective. Organized by the Tacoma Art Museum, the exhibition presents a wide range of work created in the past 35 years and drawn from public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Joe Feddersen: Vital Signs (Jan. 30-March 28, 2010): Joe Feddersen is a nationally recognized Native American (Colville) artist who explores the dynamic interrelationships between urban place markers and indigenous landscapes through prints, woven baskets and blown glass vessels. Organized by Willamette Professor Rebecca Dobkins, the exhibition features 62 works drawn from public and private collections throughout the U.S.

Senior Art Majors (April 10-May 16, 2010): Each spring, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art displays the work of Willamette's senior art and art history majors. The exhibition features work in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, photography and mixed media. In addition, the exhibition features senior theses in art history.

Heidi Preuss Grew: Römhild Übersetzung (April 10-May 16, 2010): Heidi Preuss Grew is an internationally recognized artist whose ceramic sculptures combine animal and human imagery to reveal the multi-dimensional aspects of the human condition. This exhibition celebrates ten years of teaching at Willamette University and will feature a range of new work inspired by her research and participation in artist residencies in Germany during the last three years.

Smaller exhibitions in the Study Gallery include Heidi Schwegler: Slipping Underwater (May 23-July 19); Eunice Parsons: Collages (July 25-Sept. 20); Ancient Mosaics: Selections from the Richard Brockway Collection (Sept. 26-Dec. 23); John Franklin Koenig: Works on Paper (Jan. 9-March 7, 2010); and African Stone Sculpture: Selections from the Keith Achepohl Collection (March 13-May 23, 2010).

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 on Monday. 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 or visit