Past Exhibitions

Our past six exhibitions are shown below.  See our archive for a complete list.

John James Audubon, [italics]Wood Duck - Summer Duck [/italics] (detail), 1841-1871, Royal Octavo Edition, Lithograph.

John James Audubon, Wood Duck - Summer Duck (detail), 1841-1871, Royal Octavo Edition, Lithograph.

"John James Audubon: The Birds of America"

August 2 – October 26, 2014

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a French-American painter, ornithologist, and naturalist. His major work, The Birds of America, is considered one of the finest ornithological books ever published; in it, he identified 25 new species of birds. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition features approximately 30 Audubon bird prints on loan from the Hamersly Library at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

Richard C. Elliott (1945-2008). [italics]Four Color Variations[/italics] (detail), c. 2005. Reflectors on panel; 4 panels: 45 x 45” each. Collection of Jane Orleman, Ellensburg, Washington.

Richard C. Elliott (1945-2008). Four Color Variations (detail), c. 2005. Reflectors on panel; 4 panels: 45 x 45” each. Collection of Jane Orleman, Ellensburg, Washington.

"Richard C. Elliott: Primal Op"

May 31 – August 24, 2014

The Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby

Richard C. Elliott was a nationally recognized mixed media artist who lived and worked in Ellensburg, Wash. A major retrospective exhibition of Elliott’s work will open May 31 and continue through Aug. 24, 2014 in the Maribeth Collins Lobby, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery, Study Gallery and Print Study Center. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition will feature a range of prints, drawings, sculptures, reflector paintings and related ephemera from the past four decades.

Richard C. Elliott (1945-2008). [italics]Vibrational Field #3[/italics] (detail), c. 2008. Collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Maribeth Collins Art Acquisition Fund, 2008.030.003.

Richard C. Elliott (1945-2008). Vibrational Field #3 (detail), c. 2008. Collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Maribeth Collins Art Acquisition Fund, 2008.030.003.

"Richard C. Elliott: Works on Paper"

May 10 – July 20, 2014

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

During his lifetime, Dick Elliott created a wide variety of works on paper. The Study Gallery features paintings and prints (and even two sculptures) that were created in the 1980s when he was heavily influenced by Australian Aboriginal art and performance art. The Print Study Center includes prints from the last few years of his life, when he began an almost obsessive exploration of color and pattern in his quest to connect with the primal sources of art.  


Heidi Preuss Grew, [italics]Into the Wilderness[/italics] (detail), 2011

Heidi Preuss Grew, Into the Wilderness (detail), 2011

Heidi Preuss Grew: Into the Wilderness

April 12 – May 11, 2014

Atrium Gallery

Heidi Preuss Grew is an associate professor of art at Willamette University, where she teaches ceramics and drawing. An exhibition of Preuss Grew's recent work will be open April 12 and continue through May 11, 2014 in the Atrium Gallery. 


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Senior Art Majors

April 12 – May 11, 2014

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 and includes work in a variety of media, from painting, drawing, printmaking and photography to sculpture, ceramics, installation and mixed media.


Keith Achepohl, [italics]Untitled 39[/italics] (detail), 2011-2013

Keith Achepohl, Untitled 39 (detail), 2011-2013

Keith Achepohl: If It Please You Lord

February 15 – April 27, 2014

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

Achepohl is a nationally recognized artist and Professor Emeritus of Art from the University of Iowa who lives in Eugene. During the past four years, he has created a series of remarkable images inspired by ex-votos. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition features 40 mixed media works on paper and includes a selection of 19th- and 20th-century ex-votos from the artist's collection.