Hallie Ford Museum of Art to Close for Winter Break

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art will close Dec. 24 and re-open Jan. 6 to correspond with the closure of Willamette University for winter break.

Two special exhibitions are currently on view. The Second Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial continues through Dec. 21 in the Study Gallery. The exhibition features contemporary prints created by Native American artists at the Crow's Shadow Institute on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeastern Oregon.

The Art of Ceremony: Regalia of Native Oregon continues through Jan. 18 in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery. The exhibition, which includes regalia from all nine of Oregon's federally recognized tribes, offers visitors a rare glimpse at the beauty, history, and meaning of regalia in tribal life and thought.

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.