Our past six exhibitions are shown below. See our archive for a complete list.
"Senior Art Show 2015"
April 18 – May 17, 2015
Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Each spring, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art features the work of senior art majors at Willamette University. The exhibition represents the culmination of their four years at Willamette.
Characterized by a wide variety of styles and approaches, the exhibition will feature work in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and mixed media. In addition, many of the senior art majors will discuss their work as part of free Tuesday gallery talks during the first three weeks of the exhibition.
"Alexandra Opie: Echo"
April 18 – May 17, 2015
Alexandra Opie is an associate professor of art at Willamette University, where she teaches photography and electronic media. An exhibition of her recent work opens April 18 and continues through May 17, 2015, in the Atrium Gallery. The exhibition features a range of tintype photographs created by the artist during the past two years that explores early portrait photography techniques within a contemporary context.
"Myra Albert Wiggins: A Photographer's Life"
February 14 – April 26, 2015
Study Gallery and Print Study CenterMyra Albert Wiggins (1869-1956) was a Salem photographer and early member of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secessionist Group. At the turn of the last century, Wiggins was considered one of the foremost pictorial photographers in America. Organized by Senior Faculty Curator Roger Hull, the exhibition features photographs from the permanent collection as well as documents, journals, and artifacts selected from the Myra Wiggins Collection in Willamette University’s Pacific Northwest Artists Archive.
"Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff"
January 17 – March 29, 2015
Melvin Henderson-Rubio GalleryOrganized by the Museum of Art at Washington State University, the exhibition features the artwork of Seattle native and Lawrence, Kansas-based artist Roger Shimomura, whose paintings and prints address socio-political issues of Asian Americans through a style that combines his childhood interest in comic books with the traditions of American Pop art and Japanese woodcut prints. The exhibition will include approximately 50 paintings and prints from the early 1970s to the present, with an emphasis on his recent work.
"Roger Shimomura: Works on Paper"
November 8, 2014 – February 1, 2015
Study Gallery and Print Study Center
Throughout his career, Roger Shimomura has made prints, inspired by the same sociopolitical issues that inform his paintings. Organized by Director John Olbrantz to complement Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff, the exhibition features 26 prints made during the past twenty-five years and drawn from local and regional collections.
"Point of View"
October 29, 2014 – May 10, 2015
Landing to the second floor
In this new exhibition series, we invite members of the Willamette community to share their experience or interpretation of a work of art from the perspective of their area of expertise, study, or research. Each semester we will offer a new work, and a new "point of view."