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Hallie Ford Museum of Art: Current Exhibitions

Manuel Izquierdo: Maquettes, Small Sculptures and Works on Paper 

Study Gallery and the Print Study Center | Nov. 17, 2012 - Feb. 10, 2013

In January, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art will present a major retrospective exhibition, Manuel Izquierdo: Myth, Nature, and Renewal. This exhibition will explore the life and career of Portland artist Izquierdo, who left a legacy of fantastic sculptures that ranged from mythological figures to forms that melded the world of plants and animals. Paving the way to this major exhibition, two small companion exhibitions will open Nov. 17 and will explore different aspects of Izquierdo’s artistic career. Manuel Izquierdo: Maquettes and Small Sculptures will feature a number of models and small sculptures that served as improvisational pieces or formed the basis for larger commissioned works. Manuel Izquierdo: Works on Paper will present a range of Izquierdo’s woodcut prints created between the late 1940s and the early 2000s. 

Organized by Professor Emeritus Roger Hull, the exhibition explores Izquierdo’s works from the past 60 years and draws from public and private collection throughout the region. A full-color monograph, Manuel Izquierdo: Myth, Nature, and Renewal, by Professor Hull will accompany the exhibition. To pre-order call 503-370-6855.


Michael C. Spafford: Hercules and Other Greek Legends 

Study Gallery and Print Study Center | Feb. 23 – Apr. 29, 2013 

Michael C. Spafford is a noted Seattle painter, printmaker and professor emeritus from the University of Washington who focuses on Greek mythology in his work. This exhibition of Spafford’s woodcuts has been organized by Hallie Ford Museum of Art Faculty Curator and Art History Professor Ann M. Nicgorski. The exhibition features a range of woodcut prints created by the artist during the past 30 years and includes his 12 Labors of Hercules, as well as other popular Greek legends and myths. 

Hallie Ford Museum of Art: March Calendar of Events

Gallery Talks/Tours
Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. (Free with admission)
Tuesday, March 5 at 12:30 p.m. (Free and open to the public)
Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. (Free with admission)
Tuesday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m. (Free and open to the public)
Tuesday, March 19 at 12:30 p.m. 
Artists Discuss Manuel Izquierdo
Sunday, March 24 between 2 and 4 p.m. | Hallie Ford Museum of Art | Free and open to the public
An artist panel, moderated by Prof. Emeritus Roger Hull, will discuss the significance and history of Oregon sculptor Manuel Izquierdo. The panel includes SW Washington sculptor James Lee Hansen, Salem sculptor and Willamette University Professor Emeritus Robert Hess, and Oregon sculptors Lee Imonen and Bill Blix.

WU Theatre

Two productions are coming up in the spring semester:

ImgThe WU Theatre Department presents Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

April 12 - 27, 2013

Director Susan Coromel chose this play because of its political themes and strong heroine. Our production is set in New York City during the 1980’s. Susan was drawn to this setting for its architecture, musical influences, and culture full of “darkness and excess.” In her words, Measure for Measure is “excellent theatre, full of poetry, with a playful yet serious core of meaning. It’s a fast paced story full of mistaken identities.”

Read a Q&A with director Susan Coromel

See show times and ticket information


Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series 30th Anniversary Season, 2012-13

Red Priest (Baroque Quartet) | Friday, March 8 | 8 p.m., Hudson Hall

Just when you thought it was safe to go to a Baroque concert, Red Priest (recorder, violin,cello, and harpsichord) has redefined the experience, combining the fruits of extensive research with swashbuckling virtuosity, heart-on-sleeve emotion and compelling stagecraft.

Founded in 1997, and named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, Red Priest has given several hundred sellout concerts in many of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Moscow December Nights Festival, Schwetzingen Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Ravinia Festival, Bermuda Festival. The group has traveled to most European countries, Japan, Australia, and throughout North and Central America.

The group has also been the subject of hour-long TV profiles for NHK (Japan) and ITV (UK) -- the latter for the prestigious South Bank Show in 2005, which documented the launch of the Red Hot Baroque Show, an electrifying marriage of old music with the latest light and video technology.

$23 Adults; $8 Students; $18 Willamette Faculty & Staff; $5 Wu Students;$12 ICL

(No service fees on tickets)

Tickets available at absolutelytix.com or in person at Travel Salem, 181 High St. NE. in downtown Salem, 503-581-4325, 1-800-874-7012.

For more information contact the Willamette Music Department at 503-370-6255 or visit willamette.edu/arts/goudyartistseries.