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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Museum Store Sunday! Tomorrow, from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. everything is 20 percent off in our Museum Store! Visit our gall...
11/30/2019

Museum Store Sunday! Tomorrow, from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. everything is 20 percent off in our Museum Store!

Visit our galleries this weekend at no cost 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and check out the Museum Store for your holiday shopping!

#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth! To honor Native American heritage we want to share some of our favorite works by indigenou...
11/29/2019

#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth! To honor Native American heritage we want to share some of our favorite works by indigenous artists from the JSMA collection.
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Lillian Pitt is a contemporary artist, born and raised on the Warm Springs reservation here in Oregon. Her art is based on the traditional arts and legends of her ancestors who lived in the Columbia River Gorge for more than 14,000 years. She states on her website, “My goal is to make the characters in these legends come alive…”
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Lillian Pitt
“Shadow Spirit Hovering over the Moonscape” (2010)
Sculpture
Native American, Wasco-Yakama-Warm Springs
In the JSMA collection

Pond in Autumn. KITAOKA Fumio 北岡 文雄. Shôwa period (1926-1989), 1987Woodblock print; ink and color on paper, edition 18/1...
11/28/2019

Pond in Autumn. KITAOKA Fumio 北岡 文雄.
Shôwa period (1926-1989), 1987
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper, edition 18/130
Gift of the Jack and Susy Wadsworth Collection of Japanese Prints. JSMA Collections.

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum is closed today!
We will resume regular hours tomorrow, and throughout the weekend, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free admission all three days, it's on us!
#BeOurGuest

#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth! To honor Native American heritage we want to share some of our favorite works by indigenou...
11/27/2019

#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth! To honor Native American heritage we want to share some of our favorite works by indigenous artists from the JSMA collection.
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Born in Newport, Oregon, in 1946, Bartow was a member of the Wiyot tribe of Northern California and had close ties with the Siletz community. He graduated in 1969 from Western Oregon University with a degree in secondary arts education and served in the Vietnam War (1969-71). Personal experiences, cultural engagement and global myths, especially Native American transformation stories, are the heart of Bartow's art. “Quee Queg” was featured in the JSMA’s 2015 exhibition: “Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain.” This exhibition, organized by the JSMA, has been travelling across the US, and is currently on view at Missoula Art Museum through February 15, 2020. So, if you happen to be in Missoula, make sure to stop by the Missoula Art Museum!
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Rick Bartow
“Quee Queg” (1996)
Sculpture, carved wood, beads, cow hide, cow bone, mother of pearl, nails, wire, thread, glue
In the JSMA Collection

Enjoy free admission to the JSMA Friday - Sunday, November 29 - December 1. Please note that the JSMA will close early t...
11/27/2019

Enjoy free admission to the JSMA Friday - Sunday, November 29 - December 1.

Please note that the JSMA will close early today, Wednesday 11/27 at 5 p.m. and will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

See you this weekend!

It’s #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth! To honor Native American heritage we want to share some of our favorite works by indi...
11/26/2019

It’s #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth! To honor Native American heritage we want to share some of our favorite works by indigenous artists from the JSMA collection.
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Wendy Red Star is a multimedia artist who was raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana. In “The Four Seasons,” Red Star uses her body to engage issues of display, representation, and authenticity within the context of her Crow cultural heritage and colonialist structures. What role does humor play in this work? The artist poses in her Crow elk tooth dress, a symbol of wealth, and beaded regalia, against a fake backdrop. What is “real” and what is “artificial” in these works? What do these images suggest to you?
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Wendy Red Star
“The Four Seasons (Winter, Spring, Indian Summer, Fall)” (2006)
Photograph, Archival pigment print on Sunset fiber rag mounted on dibond. Native American, Apsáalooke
In the JSMA Collection

✨Masterworks Monday✨ Andy Warhol (American, 1928-87)Brillo Soap Pads Box, 1964Silkscreen ink and house paint on plywoodI...
11/25/2019

✨Masterworks Monday✨

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-87)
Brillo Soap Pads Box, 1964
Silkscreen ink and house paint on plywood

Initially indistinguishable from its supermarket counterpart, Brillo Soap Pads Box blurs the line between art and commodity. The success of Warhol’s sly conceit depends on each viewer’s engagement with the object and a consideration of its relationship with issues of consumerism, originality, and the nature of art.

#OnViewNow through February 16, 2020.

#MasterworksMonday #AndyWarhol #BrilloBox #silkscreen #americanart #popart #masterworksonloan #UniversityofOregon #jsma

Have you ever wondered about what goes on “behind-the-galleries” at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art?  Tomorrow, our A...
11/24/2019

Have you ever wondered about what goes on “behind-the-galleries” at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art?

Tomorrow, our Art Conservator and Preparator, Beth, will be taking over the JSMA instagram account for the day! Make sure to follow us on instagram at @jschnitzmoa to learn more about the work Beth does at the JSMA!

🎁One week away!🎁Sunday, December 1, everything (yes, everything!) will be 20% off at the JSMA store! Discover hidden gem...
11/24/2019

🎁One week away!🎁

Sunday, December 1, everything (yes, everything!) will be 20% off at the JSMA store! Discover hidden gems while perusing our shelves to celebrate your own unique personal style, or to find an extra special gift.

@museumstoresunday
#beapatron #museumstoresunday #shopmuseumstores

11/21/2019
Skype with STEADman

The JSMA was fortunate enough to have Ralph Steadman Skype us all the way from England for an intimate conversation about his prolific career and body of work. In case you missed it, this conversation is now available on our YouTube channel. Check it out down below!

A lively conversation with Ralph Steadman and his daughter Sadie Williams. Moderated by Paul Peppis, Director of the Oregon Humanities Center.

"Weird Sisters, Ministers of Darkness, Minions of the Moon" (1791) Hand-colored etching and aquatint by James Gillray (B...
11/21/2019

"Weird Sisters, Ministers of Darkness, Minions of the Moon" (1791) Hand-colored etching and aquatint by James Gillray (British, 1757-1815)

#OnView November 23 - August 2, 2020

In conjunction with the Ralph Steadman retrospective, the upcoming exhibition "The Satirical Eye" introduces viewers to the dynamic history of satire and caricature permeating eighteenth- and nineteenth-century print culture in Western Europe.

This exhibition is curated by Emily Shinn, Daura Foundation/Margo Grant Walsh Curatorial Extern in European and American Art. Mark your calendar for Emily's curator's talk at the Eugene Public Library, Saturday, December 14, 2 p.m.

#jsma #uoregon #jamesgillray #etching #drawing #steadmanjsma #prints #eighteenthcenturyart #nineteenthcenturyart #westerneuropeanart

Yesterday, UO Today came over to the JSMA for an exclusive interview with our new director John Weber. We were able to t...
11/19/2019

Yesterday, UO Today came over to the JSMA for an exclusive interview with our new director John Weber. We were able to take a behind-the scene photo while they were filming in the Barker gallery.
Can't wait to find out what John said that was so funny!

✨Masterworks Monday✨"L'ange au-dessus du village (The angel above the village)" 1969-72 by Marc Chagall. Permeated by no...
11/18/2019

✨Masterworks Monday✨

"L'ange au-dessus du village (The angel above the village)" 1969-72 by Marc Chagall.

Permeated by nostalgia, energized by an expressive use of color, and grounded in a dreamlike exploration of identity, place, love, and religion, "L'ange au-dessus du village" delivers an evocative visual survey of the thematic and aesthetic heart of Marc Chagall's prolific eighty-year career.

On view now through January 12, 2020.

#masterworksmonday #masterworksonloan #marcchagall #twentiethcenturypainting #earlymodernism #cubism #expressionism

Make your list and check it twice! On Sunday, December 1, everything (yes, everything!) will be 20% off at the JSMA stor...
11/17/2019

Make your list and check it twice! On Sunday, December 1, everything (yes, everything!) will be 20% off at the JSMA store! Discover hidden gems while perusing our shelves to celebrate your own unique personal style, or to find an extra special gift. 🎁

✨Book Signing today!✨Visit Naeemeh Naeemaei's exhibitions: "Dreams Before Extinction" and "Under the Earth, Over the Moo...
11/16/2019

✨Book Signing today!✨

Visit Naeemeh Naeemaei's exhibitions: "Dreams Before Extinction" and "Under the Earth, Over the Moon" and have your book signed by the artist 2 - 4 p.m. A very special opportunity you do not want to miss!

"The Fallen" (2018) by Victor MaldonadoIncluded in the Common Seeing Exhibition: "Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Resp...
11/15/2019

"The Fallen" (2018) by Victor Maldonado

Included in the Common Seeing Exhibition: "Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to 'Under the Feet of Jesus'," the bramble of bold strokes expresses the artist's anger and interrogation of "freedom," as well as their love for the beauty of color.

On view in the Focus Gallery through February 23, 2020.

This Saturday before the Ducks play the Wildcats join us to celebrate "Art of the Athlete" at the Moshofsky Center, Autz...
11/14/2019

This Saturday before the Ducks play the Wildcats join us to celebrate "Art of the Athlete" at the Moshofsky Center, Autzen Stadium! Go Ducks!

The Wan Koo and Young Ja Huh Wing and Jin Joo Galleries at the JSMA feature thematic rotations of Korean art. Since the ...
11/13/2019

The Wan Koo and Young Ja Huh Wing and Jin Joo Galleries at the JSMA feature thematic rotations of Korean art. Since the founding of the museum, the Korean collection has grown to include almost 500 unique art pieces dating from the fifth through twenty-first centuries.

On view in the Korean galleries now: "New Views of Mount Geumgang" and "Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations."

Visit the JSMA to learn more about these special exhibitions. Open Wednesday 11 a.m - 8 p.m. & Thursday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

"Through my work, I create a new world that exists in-between reality and imagination. A mysterious place where anything...
11/13/2019

"Through my work, I create a new world that exists in-between reality and imagination. A mysterious place where anything is possible, like a jungle"

Tonight at 7 p.m., explore the fascinating world of Reine Paradis!

Join us for Schnitzer Cinema's screening of "Queen of Paradis", which follows Reine Paradis on adventure that pushes boundaries of what it takes to make art today. Following the screening there will be a Skype Q&A with Reine Paradis and director Carl Lindstrom.

Refreshments & 🍿 provided!

This Saturday! Don't miss this special opportunity to have your copy of "Dreams Before Extinction" signed by artist Naee...
11/12/2019

This Saturday! Don't miss this special opportunity to have your copy of "Dreams Before Extinction" signed by artist Naeemeh Naeemaei at the JSMA.

11/12/2019
HANK WILLIS THOMAS: ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL

If you missed artist Hank Willis Thomas giving a lecture at the UO a few weeks ago, the JSMA has got you covered!
The whole lecture is now available to view on our YouTube channel.
Highlights include an audience sing-along to Bill Withers "Lean on Me". Check it out down below.👇

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

Masterwork on view: “Brief Encounter” by Olafur Eliasson. Powder coated stainless steel with integrated Goethe-glass and...
11/11/2019

Masterwork on view:

“Brief Encounter” by Olafur Eliasson. Powder coated stainless steel with integrated Goethe-glass and light. (On view in Focus Gallery through January 12, 2020)

Lighting up this grey Monday...🍂

Schnitzer Cinema this Wednesday evening, 7pm! "Queen of Paradis" by director Carl LindstromCheck out this article in i-D...
11/11/2019
step into reine paradis' surrealist adventureland

Schnitzer Cinema this Wednesday evening, 7pm!

"Queen of Paradis" by director Carl Lindstrom

Check out this article in i-D featuring Reine Paradis:

"The irrepressible spirit that leads Paradis to dizzying heights lends to the joie de vivre of her work, as much as it exudes an inspiring confidence. Sneaking around forbidden places is often envisioned as the domain of mischievous boys courting misdemeanors to test the limits of authority."

The LA-based artist tells i-D about climbing billboards, public nudity, and not getting caught.

"Whichever tool he wields—pen, chisel, knife, brush—he brandishes as a talisman and divining rod: acknowledging the dark...
11/08/2019

"Whichever tool he wields—pen, chisel, knife, brush—he brandishes as a talisman and divining rod: acknowledging the darkness while warding it away, pointing us toward the wellspring that slakes our thirst for transformation, and engaging the senses as no less than portals to the spirit." Richard Speer on Tom Cramer

Join us for a discussion with artist Tom Cramer and curator Richard Speer in "Journey to the Third Dimension" tomorrow, November 9, 2 p.m. with a book signing to follow the talk.

11/07/2019
QUEEN OF PARADIS (OFFICIAL TRAILER)

Schnitzer Cinema presents: Queen of Paradis

After selling out her first exhibition in Los Angeles in 2016, artist Reine Paradis embarks on a dangerous and surreal road trip across the United States to complete her next body of work. It's an all-out adventure and an in-depth look at what it takes to make art today.

Wednesday, November 13, at 7 p.m.
Following the screening, we will have a Skype Q & A with Reine Paradis and director Carl Lindstrom.

Refreshments and 🍿provided

After selling out her first exhibition in Los Angeles in 2016, artist Reine Paradis, and her filmmaker husband Carl Lindstrom, embark on a dangerous and surr...

Gallery talk this Saturday! Join us at the JSMA for a discussion with artist Tom Cramer and curator Richard Speer in Cra...
11/06/2019

Gallery talk this Saturday! Join us at the JSMA for a discussion with artist Tom Cramer and curator Richard Speer in Cramer's exhibition "Journey to the Third Dimension."

Saturday, November 9, 2 p.m. Book signing to follow.

Thank you to all who joined us at the 38th annual Día de los Muertos celebration at the JSMA! With special gratitude to ...
11/05/2019

Thank you to all who joined us at the 38th annual Día de los Muertos celebration at the JSMA! With special gratitude to our partners Armando Morales, Rebecca Urhausen, Adelante Si, Oak Hill School and MEChA de UO, University of Oregon Office of Equity and Inclusion, el Instituto de Cultura de Guanajuato, and el Instituto Estatal de Migrante Guanajuatense y sus familias.

We look forward to celebrating with you again next year!

Photos by Brian Davies

Inspired by the exhibit “Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective” at the JSMA, Eugene Public Library is hosting the workshop "Wa...
11/05/2019

Inspired by the exhibit “Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective” at the JSMA, Eugene Public Library is hosting the workshop "Watercolor Creature Creations" on Thursday, November 7, at 6 p.m.
Turn your watercolor blobs and splotches into creatures or monsters of your own design.
As Steadman himself said, "Art is really about making a mark not knowing what's going to happen, that's why I like the splat!"
So, splat away this Thursday! Free and open to the public.

Día de los Muertos celebration is from 6-9 tonight and tomorrow. Starts with a procession from the EMU to the museum.  @...
11/02/2019

Día de los Muertos celebration is from 6-9 tonight and tomorrow. Starts with a procession from the EMU to the museum. @ Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

It’s Friday and the JSMA opened its doors a little earlier than usual to welcome students from Anthropology 329 to see o...
11/01/2019

It’s Friday and the JSMA opened its doors a little earlier than usual to welcome students from Anthropology 329 to see our exhibition Resistance is Power. This exhibition is our fourth “Common Seeing” exhibition supporting the UO’s 2019-20 “Common Reading” of Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes.

This week alone we had over 400 students visit our galleries through academic programming! #academicmuseums

Join us this weekend for Free First Friday, a public tour Saturday afternoon, and Día de los Muetros Celebration Friday ...
11/01/2019

Join us this weekend for Free First Friday, a public tour Saturday afternoon, and Día de los Muetros Celebration Friday and Saturday evenings 6 - 9 p.m.!

Image: "Tree of Life #21, Mother Courage, Nunca Más" by Betty LaDuke

Wishing you a Happy Halloween with our own spooky ghosts! Who knows? They may be wandering the galleries...Just remember...
10/31/2019

Wishing you a Happy Halloween with our own spooky ghosts!
Who knows? They may be wandering the galleries...

Just remember to take off your masks when you visit us today. The museum is a monster free zone. 🎃

Marcel Dzama (born 1974). Scared of His Own Ghost, edition 114/175, 2008. Lithograph with photoluminsecent pigment. 14 x 25-1/2 inches

This evening! Join us at the JSMA for a talk with Mexican photographer Fernando Angel Soto Vidal in Spanish titled “Día ...
10/30/2019

This evening! Join us at the JSMA for a talk with Mexican photographer Fernando Angel Soto Vidal in Spanish titled “Día de Muertos: Altares colgantes de Coatetelco y otras expresiones morelenses."

Soto Vidal will discuss his body of photographic work that focuses on the tradition of hanging altars for Day of the Dead in Coatetelco, Morelos, Mexico. A prize-winning photojournalist, Soto Vidal has shown his work in 100 group exhibitions and has had more than 30 solo shows in both Mexico and abroad.

His talk is related to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s exhibition “Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to Under the Feet of Jesus” and the museum’s 38th annual Día de los Muertos celebration. Soto Vidal’s talk will be translated into English.

Generous support for this project is provided by Art Bridges.

Mezzotint is an intaglio technique that relies on repetitive motion to create an image and is capable of producing a bro...
10/30/2019

Mezzotint is an intaglio technique that relies on repetitive motion to create an image and is capable of producing a broad range of deep blacks through bright whites. When first developed in seventeenth century Europe, the tonal richness caused a sensation, but eventually the technique was eclipsed and nearly died out. Its modern revival can be credited in large part to Japanese printmakers who exploited the medium’s expressive possibilities.

JSMA’s new exhibition Evocative Shadows: The Art of the Japanese Mezzotint celebrates the history of Japanese mezzotint prints and the beautiful work of the artists behind its ongoing revival.
Don't miss this one-of-a kind exhibition.
On view now through August 2.

Image: HAMANISHI Katsunori (born 1949). Japanese; Hensei period, 2004. Silence - Work No. 12. Mezzotint diptych with relief; ink, color and gold on paper, edition 66/70. 18 x 48 inches.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30, at 5:30 p.m. join us for "Day of the Dead: Hanging Altars of Coatetelco and Other Expre...
10/29/2019

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30, at 5:30 p.m. join us for "Day of the Dead: Hanging Altars of Coatetelco and Other Expressions from Moreles" with Mexican photographer Fernando Angel Soto Vidal in both Spanish and English.

Soto Vidal will discuss his body of photographic work that focuses on the tradition of hanging altars for Day of the Dead in Coatetelco, Morelos, Mexico. A prize-winning photojournalist, Soto Vidal has shown his work in 100 group exhibitions and has had more than 30 solo shows in both Mexico and abroad.

Generous support for this project is provided by Art Bridges.

Image: Fernando Soto, "Ofrenda colgante de Coatetelco" Morelos, México

We are so excited to have Pasatono Orquesta perform at the Día de los Muertos Celebration! The JSMA honors this annual c...
10/28/2019

We are so excited to have Pasatono Orquesta perform at the Día de los Muertos Celebration! The JSMA honors this annual celebration of life and death that traditionally takes place in Mexico, parts of Central and South America, and Latinx communities in the United States.

Along with the performance of Pasatono Orquesta there will be altars with offerings and traditional art, music, dance, food, flowers, and poetry to remember and welcome the souls journeying to the world of the living for a brief visit.

Join us! Friday and Saturday, November 1-2, 6-9 p.m.
Event is free.

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1430 Johnson Ln On The University Of Oregon Campus
Eugene, OR
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Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
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Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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