Hallie Ford Museum of Art Closed for Holidays

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University will close for the holidays, from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. It will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3.

"Tom Foolery: Miniature Environments" will open Jan. 7.

"Foolery is a highly regarded mixed media artist from Montana," said Hallie Ford Museum of Art Director John Olbrantz. "Foolery creates miniature tableaus in theater spotlights and vending machines that poke fun at the contemporary art scene."

"Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands" will open Jan. 21. Organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation in New York, the exhibition features more than 80 works that bring to life the cultures that flourished across the Asian grasslands, from northern China and Mongolia to Central Asia and Eastern Europe. The exhibition includes bronze belt buckles, plaques, weapons and other masterpieces of steppe art from the late second and first millennia BCE.

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 a free admission day. For more information, please call 503-370-6855.