Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a premier Pacific Northwest visual arts center for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art.
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What do you miss most about visiting the JSMA? 🌤 We know that we miss our courtyard visitors, especially on days like th...
04/17/2020

What do you miss most about visiting the JSMA? 🌤 We know that we miss our courtyard visitors, especially on days like these.

#MuseumFromHome

04/14/2020
Minute Exhibit: Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations

#MinuteExhibit: Featuring “Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations”

South Korean artist Kwang Young CHUN combines hundreds of paper-wrapped parcels to create sculptural compositions, called Aggregations, which look like crystal formations, asteroids, or the surface of the moon.

Watch to explore "Aggregations":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79QyhPevo-Q

A Minute Exhibit of Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations. South Korean artist Kwang Young CHUN combines hundreds of paper-wrapped parcels to create sculptural comp...

✨Masterworks Monday✨Wayne Thiebaud (American, b. 1920)"Dessert Cart" 2003Oil on canvas________Thiebaud began his artisti...
04/13/2020

✨Masterworks Monday✨

Wayne Thiebaud (American, b. 1920)
"Dessert Cart" 2003
Oil on canvas
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Thiebaud began his artistic career as an Army illustrator and cartoonist, working briefly as an animator for Disney, a freelance commercial artist, and movie poster designer for Universal Pictures before completing an MFA and becoming an art professor at Sacramento City College and UC Davis. In his early professional work as a painter in the 1960s, Thiebaud concentrated on depicting American food, especially sweet treats like pies, cakes, lollipops, and ice cream.
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"Dessert Cart" hearkens back to these panoplies of sugary fantasy, which were inspired by the endless color, assortment, and arrangements of bakery counter displays. Against the somber grey of the cart, the vivid display of carefully placed desserts tempts the senses. Thiebaud's thick, almost buttery application of paint captures the material essence of his subjects—frosting, cream, pudding—transforming the still life into a sumptuous offering of comfort and indulgence.

[Image: Wayne Thiebaud, "Dessert Cart" 2003. Oil on canvas.]

#Wayne Thiebaud #MasterworksMonday #MasterworksOnLoan #MuseumFromHome

Our #MusemMomentofZen today was chosen by #jsmauo curator Emily Shinn, who has the print, “Benediction” by Mildred Bryan...
04/11/2020

Our #MusemMomentofZen today was chosen by #jsmauo curator Emily Shinn, who has the print, “Benediction” by Mildred Bryant Brooks on her mind (Emily is organizing the upcoming JSMA exhibition, “Mildred Bryant Brooks: The Art of Etching”):⠀

“Benediction is one of my favorite prints to spend time with and bring out for classes. Every time I look at it, I am struck by the incredible detail of Brooks’ etching and the subtle tonality of the aquatint, which she used only a few times in her prolific career. The title is so evocative and the landscape brings me such comfort. It feels so inviting, as if you could step inside and be enveloped by the gentle fog, at one with the trees.” ⠀

We hope that this brings you some comfort too on ‪this Saturday morning‬!🌞
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[Mildred Bryant Brooks. Benediction, 1938. Etching and aquatint.] ⠀
#museumfromhome #athomewiththejsmauo⠀
Image: Two trees set in a breezy and somewhat foggy landscape. With brown, beige and white colors.

04/10/2020
Anna Fidler - Artist Talk with Curator Danielle Knapp

Check out this new Artist Talk with Anna Fidler and JSMA's McCosh Curator Danielle Knapp:

Artist Anna Fidler discusses her current exhibition, "Quit the Night! Seek the Day!" at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland, Oregon with Danielle Knapp, McCosh Curator at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpuNIfKWMDY

Artist Anna Fidler discusses her current exhibition, "Quit the Night! Seek the Day!" at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland, Oregon with Danielle Knapp, ...

How have you been spending your time at home? Getting to know your plants a little better? Or, maybe you have been spend...
04/09/2020

How have you been spending your time at home?
Getting to know your plants a little better? Or, maybe you have been spending your time being creative!

Share your tips and art with the JSMA.👇We would love to hear from you.
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[Image: Yosh*tama Utagawa. Ume as a Vendor of Potted Plants, 1850.
Ukiyo-e woodblock-printed ôban triptych; ink and color on paper.]

04/07/2020
A Minute Exhibit - Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects #MinuteExhibit
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Explore our newest #MinuteExhibit, featuring "Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects"

Nationally celebrated Portland-born artist Carrie Mae Weems uses photography, video, and installation to examine contemporary life and the African-American experience. In her exhibition The Usual Suspects, organized by Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Weems asks, “How do you measure a life?” In this body of work, created between 2014 and 2018, Weems addresses the constructed nature of racial identity—specifically, representations that associate black bodies with criminality and the resultant killings of black men, women, and children without consequence. Through a formal language of blurred images, color blocks, stated facts, and meditative narration, she questions this sustained history of violence and judicial inaction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M60tPjGFepE

A Minute Exhibit of Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects. Nationally celebrated Portland-born artist Carrie Mae Weems uses photography, video, and installati...

✨Masterworks Monday✨Kerry James Marshall (American, b. 1955) "Study for Vignette" 2007Graphic, acrylic, and ink on paper...
04/06/2020

✨Masterworks Monday✨

Kerry James Marshall (American, b. 1955)
"Study for Vignette" 2007
Graphic, acrylic, and ink on paper
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Kerry James Marshall was born in Birmingham, Alabama during the formative years of the Civil Rights Movement and moved to Los Angeles just before the devastating Watts Riots of 1965. These formative experiences shaped his critical approach to painting. His work chronicles the invisible history of Black identities in the canon of Western art, often subverting familiar art historical motifs. "Study for Vignette" is from Marshall's seminal "Vignettes" series (2003-08), which garners inspiration from the 18th century French Rococo masterpieces.
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Loosely inspired by Jean-Honoré Fragonard's "The Swing" (1767), the lovers in this vignette occupy their space with a sense of intimacy and belonging, placing their bodies firmly within an artistic canon that had rendered their presence invisible. They appear an idyllic, celebratory symbol of love. Marshall undermines the classical archetype, however, removing the display of luxury associated with the Rococo and inserting floating pink hearts as notes of satire and cynicism.
#KerryJamesMarshall #MasterworksMonday #MasterworksOnLoan #MuseumFromHome

For this week’s #MuseumMomentofZen, we asked JSMA curator Danielle Knapp to share one of her favorites from the #jsmauo ...
04/04/2020

For this week’s #MuseumMomentofZen, we asked JSMA curator Danielle Knapp to share one of her favorites from the #jsmauo collections, “The Sun Told” by Portland artist Kim Osgood.
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“I get so much joy from looking closely at Osgood’s works—appreciating the rich palette, her vision of the natural world, and the meaningful symbols throughout.”
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The Sun Told was inspired by one of the artist’s frequent visits to Mexico. Climbing ropes and birds, like the watchful grackle in the foreground, reference Osgood’s trip and themes from her life. Meanwhile, a split pomegranate and lantern light recall the Greek myth of Persephone.

What is your favorite artist or work of art from our Pacific Northwest collection?

[Kim Osgood (American, b. 1955).The Sun Told, 2015. Monotype on paper, 51-3/4 x 37-1/4 inches]
#museumfromhome #athomewitheJSMAUO #5womenartists

04/02/2020
A Minute Exhibit: Myriad Treasures: The Reinstallation of the Soreng Gallery of Chinese Art

Explore "Myriad Treasures: Celebrating the Soreng Gallery of Chinese Art" from your home with a new JSMA Minute Exhibit.
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The inaugural display includes examples of the museum’s superlative Qing-dynasty (1644-1912) court textiles, Neolithic (2650-2350 BCE) through 19th-century ceramics, ancient and archaistic bronze vessels, Buddhist art, literati and professional paintings and prints of the fourteenth through nineteenth centuries, imperial calligraphy, elegant decorative objects made of jade, glass, and crystal, and selected modern and contemporary Chinese paintings, posters, and photographs.
#MinuteExhibit #MuseumFromHome #ChineseArt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh7I0CSLb6g&feature=youtu.be

Explore Myriad Treasures: Celebrating the Reinstallation of the Soreng Gallery of Chinese Art with this Minute Exhibit. The JSMA’s Soreng Gallery of Chinese ...

Oregon Humanities Center
04/02/2020

Oregon Humanities Center

Take a look at art that was in the @jsmauo Common Seeing exhibit. Paul Peppis speaks with curators Danielle Knapp & Cheryl Hartup about the exhibit "Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to Under the Feet of Jesus" and more on "UO Today."
http://ow.ly/fPW150z3s8u

✨Masterworks Monday: #5WomenArtists Edition✨Cecily BrownThe Reaper, 2019Oil on linen, 71 x 67 x 1-1/2 inches_______Cecil...
03/30/2020

✨Masterworks Monday: #5WomenArtists Edition✨

Cecily Brown
The Reaper, 2019
Oil on linen, 71 x 67 x 1-1/2 inches
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Cecily Brown rose to prominence in New York in the late 1990s after training in London among a generation of artists loosely affiliated under the moniker “YBA” (Young British Artists). Like many of her peers, Brown grapples with Postmodernism’s essential questions concerning the historical significance, contemporary value, and potential future of painting as an artistic medium. Brown believes painting has a superior capacity to hold and collect layers of meaning over time: in the long-term, through the decades, but also in the short-term, in the present moment of visual encounter.
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As Brown explains, “one of painting’s great strengths is that it can unfold slowly” and can therefore “force people to really look at things.” Her work rewards such prolonged viewing. Figures, setting, and emotional tenor suggest themselves haphazardly within the vibrant colors and energetic brushwork of The Reaping. The evocative title promises visual and conceptual coalescence for viewers with patience and imagination. Clarity remains just beyond reach, however, reflecting Brown’s expressed interest in “where the mind goes when it’s trying to make up for what isn’t there.”
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#NowOnView through May 13, 2020. #MasterworksMonday #MasterworksOnLoan #CecilyBrown #WomensHistoryMonth #PostmodernistArt #Postmodernism

Anyone else having breakfast with a good read this morning?  ."Das Frühstück (Breakfast)" ca. 1850 by William French (Ge...
03/29/2020

Anyone else having breakfast with a good read this morning?
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"Das Frühstück (Breakfast)" ca. 1850 by William French (German); Print, steel engraving on paper.
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#InTheCollection #MuseumFromHome #WilliamFrench #GermanArt #Breakfast #Frühstück

03/27/2020
A Minute Exhibit - Claire Burbridge

Explore the exhibition Claire Burbridge: Pathways to the Invisible from your home with the JSMA's new video series, A Minute Exhibit. If you want to learn more about the art and artist, we are offering a free download of the exhibition catalog: https://bit.ly/33PrSgR

Inspired by an almost microscopic examination of nature,Claire Burbridge creates beautifully drawn magical worlds. We recognize the sources of her creations—trees, flowers, plants, fungi, insects, and more—but her subjects morph from realistic depictions into a heightened reality that entices our vision and invigorates our spirit. “My works,” she says, “aim to draw attention to the mysteries of the physical world.” Born in London in 1971, Burbridge grew up on the west coast of Scotland and in rural Somerset. She received her BA in Fine Art and History of Art from Oxford University and her MA from Camberwell College of Arts, London. For many years, she produced sculptural pieces, but, in 20l0, when she moved to Ashland, Oregon, she returned to drawing and the study of nature. Wild nature greets her each morning at her hilltop home, whose backyard offers vistas of mountain ranges, unkempt gardens, and untamed creatures. Burbridge’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in many corporate, museum, and private collections.

As we head into the weekend, it’s important to take a moment to breathe in and breathe out. We can’t physically visit JS...
03/27/2020

As we head into the weekend, it’s important to take a moment to breathe in and breathe out. We can’t physically visit JSMA’s courtyard, but we can still share a #MuseumMomentofZen for today.
With words to live by from our founder Gertrude Bass Warner:
”...the love for the beautiful, the understanding of which makes the whole world kin.” 🌍❤️
#museumfromhome #athomewiththejsmauo
[print by Katsunori Hamanishi]
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Image description: Interior view of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Courtyard. You can see a pond, surrounded by green foliage and red brick walls with two columns. Above the pond are windows. There is black text above the windows.

It's ruff that our doors are closed, but we're enjoying #MuseumFromHome with you all. Happy #NationalPuppyDay! This is "...
03/23/2020

It's ruff that our doors are closed, but we're enjoying #MuseumFromHome with you all. Happy #NationalPuppyDay! This is "First Laugh [Woman and Puppy]" by TAKEUCHI Keishû 竹内桂舟.
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[Image: TAKEUCHI Keishû 竹内桂舟, "First Laugh [Woman and Puppy]" Japanese, 1910. Woodblock-printed book frontispiece (kuchi-e); ink and color on paper]
#InTheCollection #TAKEUCHIKeishû #woodblockprint

✨Masterworks Monday: #5WomenArtists Edition✨Alice NeelNancy with Flowers, 1981Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches_______Over t...
03/23/2020

✨Masterworks Monday: #5WomenArtists Edition✨

Alice Neel
Nancy with Flowers, 1981
Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches
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Over the course of more than six decades, Alice Neel built a body of work that remains distinctive and relevant. The fiercely independent painter worked in near obscurity for forty years before attracting critical attention in the 1960s. While she also painted landscapes and still lifes, her uncompromising commitment to emotionally nuanced and astute portraits has cemented Neel's posthumous reputation as one of the most important American painters of the twentieth century. Her subjects included friends and family, artists, writers, celebrities, and those on the margins of society, such as immigrants and the homeless – each treated with the same degree of scrutiny, curiosity, and intuitive empathy. Nancy with Flowers depicts Neel’s daughter-in-law and studio assistant with the artist’s characteristic use of subtle figurative distortion and a remarkable attention to color. Blue outlines add a dynamic, unexpected energy. Identifying herself as a “collector of souls,” Neel believed portraiture could do more than capture the likeness of a person; it could be an honest, intimate study of humanity.
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#NowOnView through May 13, 2020.
#MasterworksMonday #MasterworksOnLoan #PortraitArt #OilOnCanvas #WomensHistoryMonth

Want to go on art gallery tour with featured artists from around the world?  Art Basel just opened their Online Viewing ...
03/20/2020
Viewing Rooms

Want to go on art gallery tour with featured artists from around the world?
Art Basel just opened their Online Viewing Rooms to the public. Explore 235 different galleries from your own couch! While you’re touring the Art Basel, we highly recommend checking out the Pilar Corrias Room 🐟
Do you have any suggestions of An Art Basel online viewing room we should check out?

https://www.artbasel.com/viewing-rooms. All you have to do is sign up for a free account. The online viewing rooms will be open until March 25.

Our Online Viewing Rooms provide Art Basel exhibitors with an additional platform to present their program and artists to our global network of collectors, buyers, and art enthusiasts.

03/18/2020
HANK WILLIS THOMAS: ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL

Did you miss Hank Willis Thomas's talk at the University of Oregon in November? We've got you covered!

Stream videos on our youtube channel of artist talks, lectures by curators, and so much more!
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Throughout his career, Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976) has addressed the visual systems that perpetuate inequality and bias in bold, skillfully crafted works. Through photographs, sculpture, video, and collaborative public art projects, he invites us to consider the role of popular culture in instituting discrimination and how art can raise critical awareness in the ongoing struggle for social justice and civil rights. The artist talk is made possible by a Division of Equity and Inclusion DAP (Diversity Action Plan) Implementation Grant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we4qFp2x7zE&t=1143s

Throughout his career, Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976) has addressed the visual systems that perpetuate inequality and bias in bold, skillfully craf...

Our physical location may be currently closed, but we are continuing to share JSMA exhibitions and collections on our so...
03/17/2020

Our physical location may be currently closed, but we are continuing to share JSMA exhibitions and collections on our social media channels. Check out what we have planned for the next few weeks as we #museumfromhome!

Follow us here for more: https://www.instagram.com/jsmauo/

✨Masterworks Monday: #5WomenArtists Edition✨Helen Frankenthaler “Weather Change” 1963Acrylic on canvas _______Throughout...
03/16/2020

✨Masterworks Monday: #5WomenArtists Edition✨

Helen Frankenthaler
“Weather Change” 1963
Acrylic on canvas
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Throughout her career, Frankenthaler enjoyed visiting Atlantic beaches and summering in the idyllic seaside of Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, gleaning inspiration from the patterns of sunlight playing off the ocean. Often working from watercolor sketches painted outside, she would return to her studio and complete the final composition using her signature method of pouring diluted acrylic paint onto an unprimed canvas placed on the floor. The technique might suggest unhindered spontaneity, but Weather Change demonstrates Frankenthaler’s careful, controlled consideration and internalization of the natural world. She described the process as “[having] the landscape in my arms as I painted it…[having] the landscape in my mind and my shoulder and wrist.” The horizontal stains of paint suggest abstracted elements of a familiar coastal landscape: a rocky cliff overlooking the ocean, a hint of sunrise or sunset, the nebulous formation of gathering clouds.
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#NowOnView through April 26, 2020
#MasterworksMonday #MasterworksOnLoan #HelenFrankenthaler #AcrylicOnCanvas #WomensHistoryMonth #ContemporaryArt

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