Current Exhibitions

Robert McCauley, [italics] Edge of Town II [/italics] (detail), 2012

Robert McCauley, Edge of Town II (detail), 2012

"A Contemporary Bestiary"

September 13 – December 21, 2014

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

A Contemporary Bestiary features work by artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana who incorporate animal imagery in their artwork as a means to address a wide variety of issues. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, ceramics, and photography by artists Alfredo Arreguin, Rick Bartow, Frank Boyden, Deborah Butterfield, David Gilhooly, Heidi Preuss Grew, Gaylen Hansen, Robert McCauley, and Ted Waddell, among others.

[italics]Body Mask[/italics], Asmat people, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia Early - to mid-20th century

Body Mask, Asmat people, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia Early - to mid-20th century

"Point of View"

October 29, 2014 – May 16, 2015

Landing to the second floor

In this new exhibition series, we invite members of the Willamette community to share their experience or interpretation of a work of art from the perspective of their area of expertise, study, or research. Each semester we will offer a new work, and a new "point of view."


Roger Shimomura, [italics]Kabuki Rehearsal[/italics], 2012

Roger Shimomura, Kabuki Rehearsal, 2012

"Roger Shimomura: Works on Paper"

November 8, 2014 – February 1, 2015

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

Throughout his career, Roger Shimomura has made prints, inspired by the same sociopolitical issues that inform his paintings. Organized by Director John Olbrantz to complement Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff, the exhibition features 26 prints made during the past twenty-five years and drawn from local and regional collections.