WWII Drawings At Hallie Ford Museum

Carl Hall (1921-1996) was a Salem painter and professor of art at Willamette University for nearly 40 years. As a combat soldier during World War II, Hall saw action on Leyte Island in the Philippines and on Okinawa.

A small exhibition of Hall's drawings will be shown Aug. 21 through Oct. 23 in the Study Gallery of the Hallie Ford Museum at Willamette University. Organized by Professor Roger Hull and drawn from the collection of Phyllis Hall, the artist's widow, the exhibition will feature a number of drawings created between 1944-45 while the artist was stationed overseas. Many of the works have never been exhibited before.

Carl Hall: World War II Drawings is timed to coincide with World Views, the freshman interdisciplinary course that emphasizes critical thinking, comparative analysis and writing. The current focus for World Views is war and peace. Future exhibitions tied to World Views for both 2005 and 2006 will feature glass sculptures by California artist and Vietnam veteran Michael Aschenbrenner and an installation by Georgia artist Nancy Floyd, who lost her brother in Vietnam in 1969.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State Street (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. The galleries are closed on Sunday and Monday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free and Tuesday is an admission-free day.

For further information, please call 503-370-6855.