Museum Offers Free Lectures and Tours

In conjunction with its current exhibition, Charles E. Heaney: Memory, Imagination, and Place, a special evening of free lectures, as well as a series of free tours, are planned for the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University.

Beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Roger Hull Lecture Hall at the museum, Roger Saydack, a Eugene attorney, collector, and C.S. Price scholar, will present a slide lecture on the relationship between Charles Heaney and C.S. Price.

Following Saydack, Margaret Bullock, associate curator of American art at the Portland Art Museum, will present a slide lecture on Charles Heaney and the WPA in Oregon. Each lecture will take about 30 minutes and will be followed by a question and answer period.

Elizabeth Garrison, The Cameron Paulin Curator of Education, will lead a series of tours of the exhibition. Free tours will be offered Tuesday afternoons from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on Feb. 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8 and 15.

Charles E. Heaney (1897-1981) was a highly regarded Oregon painter and printmaker. A major retrospective of Heaney's work continues through March 19 at the Hallie Ford Museum. The exhibition features more than 100 works drawn from regional collections.

Charles E. Heaney: Memory, Imagination, and Place has been supported by Willamette University and by contributions from friends, relatives, and collectors of Charles Heaney.

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.