Current Exhibitions

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Lucinda Parker, "Saraband," 1993

Current Exhibition

Lucinda Parker: Force Fields

January 19 – March 31, 2019

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

Lucinda Parker is a nationally recognized Portland, Oregon painter whose work is firmly rooted in the traditions of European and American modernism. The exhibition chronicles the artist’s career over the past fifty years, from her remarkably sophisticated paintings.

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Current Exhibition

Kypriaka Chronika: Tales of Ancient Cypriote Ceramics in West Coast Collections

February 9 – April 28, 2019

Study Gallery

Organized by professor and faculty curator Ann Nicgorski, the exhibition features twenty-two ceramic vessels and four figurines from the Early Bronze to Early Iron Age periods (c.2500-475 BCE) that have many tales to tell. As carefully crafted artifacts of daily life in Cyprus, an ancient crossroads of civilizations, they tell of local traditions in dialogue with cultural imports. 

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Ian J. Cohn, "Lysandros Lysandrou, the shepherd" (detail), 1972

Current Exhibition

Ian J. Cohn: The Faces of Phlamoudhi

February 9 – April 28, 2019

Print Study Center

Ian J. Cohn (American, born 1950) is a New York architect and photographer. In 1972, while serving as the official photographer for the Columbia University archaeological expedition to Cyprus, Cohn began a personal study, documenting life in the small northern village of Phlamoudhi. Less than two years later, Turkey invaded Cyprus, forcibly displacing more than 155,000 citizens, including the entire population of the village.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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Alexandra Opie, "Enchinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)" (detail), 2016

Upcoming Exhibition

Alexandra Opie: Wonder Box

April 20 – May 19, 2019

Atrium Gallery

Each spring, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art pairs its annual senior art majors exhibition with a small solo exhibition of recent work by one of the faculty members in the art department at Willamette University. This year, the exhibition will focus on recent work by Alexandra Opie (American, born 1974), who serves as chair of the art department and teaches courses in photography and electronic media.
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Upcoming Exhibition

Senior Art Majors 2019: (re:phrase)

April 20 – May 19, 2019

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

Each spring, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art features the work of senior art majors at Willamette University. The exhibition represents the culmination of their four years at Willamette.

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John Stahl, "Round Butte View" (detail), 1984

Upcoming Exhibition

John Stahl: Oregon Artist

May 11 – August 11, 2019

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

John Stahl was a multi-talented artist, educator, and environmental activist who graduated from the Museum Art School in Portland and who lived and worked near Tillamook on the Oregon Coast. Organized by professor emeritus and senior faculty curator Roger Hull, the exhibition will feature a range of Stahl’s artwork from the past 35 years, including paintings, assemblages, and works on paper drawn from the Hallie Ford Museum of Art’s permanent collection and several private collections.

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George Rodriguez, "Mykyta," 2016

Upcoming Exhibition

George Rodriguez: Embellished Narratives

June 8 – August 25, 2019

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

Seattle artist George Rodriguez creates figurative ceramic sculptures that explore current political issues as well as his own Mexican-American heritage and cultural similarities that connect people from across the world. The exhibition will look at Rodriguez's work from the past 10 years and has been organized by curator of collections and exhibitions Jonathan Bucci.

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Carol Hausser, “At the World's Edge” (detail), 2001

Upcoming Exhibition

Custom Made Imperatives: Watercolors by Carol Hausser

August 24 – December 1, 2019

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

Carol Hausser is an immensely talented Salem watercolor painter and retired art instructor at Chemeketa Community College. The exhibition features a range of Hausser’s abstract watercolors from the past 35 years.

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Permanent Exhibitions

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Henk Pander: The Burning of the New Carissa (detail)

Permanent Exhibition

Northwest Perspectives: Selections from the Permanent Collection

On permanent view

Carl Hall Gallery

Visitors can explore new ideas of landscape, narrative, identity, form and process through a variety of paintings, sculptures and mixed media that highlight both visual and conceptual relationships between historic and contemporary art.

The gallery provides the museum with an opportunity to share many previously unviewed works that capture the rich and varied expressions that have taken place during the past century, which has been marked by rapid changes in the art world, the Northwest and its landscape.

This gallery is named for Carl Hall (1922-1996), who taught at Willamette University for nearly 40 years and painted a luminous record of his response to the region.

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Tillamook Wallet Basket

Permanent Exhibition

Ancestral Dialogues: Conversations in Native American Art

On permanent view

The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Gallery

Featuring works from the museum’s permanent collection of American Indian art, this exhibition is organized around the concept of dialogue. The focus is on native art history as a dynamic, rich legacy from which contemporary arts grow today. Art works are placed in conversation, juxtaposed so that the work of many generations is in visual dialogue across time, telling stories of creation, transformation, and renewal. Historic baskets, bags, regalia, and lithics are displayed side by side with contemporary art works by artists such as Rick Bartow, James Lavadour, Bud Lane, Lillian Pitt, Pat Courtney Gold, and Joe Feddersen among many others.

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Relief of a Servant

Permanent Exhibition

Across Continents, Through Time

On permanent view

Mark and Janeth Sponenburgh Gallery

This exhibition features selections from the museum’s European, Asian, and American Collections, which span 4,500 years and encompass four continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. On view are paintings, ceramics, prints, sculptures, textiles, architectural fragments, archaeological artifacts, Orthodox icons and decorative arts that will deepen visitors’ appreciation for artworks of aesthetic quality and expressive significance from cultural traditions worldwide.

Many of the works of art displayed in this gallery were generously donated to Willamette University in 1990 by Mark and Janeth Sponenburgh, and formed the basis for the creation of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

Permanent Exhibition

Print Study Center

On permanent view

Print Study Center

The museum’s collections of works on paper – prints, drawings, paintings on paper, and photographs – are stored, studied and displayed in the Print Study Center. The collection includes many contemporary American works, particularly by artists of the Pacific Northwest. Other highlights include etchings by the 17th-century Dutch artist Anthonie Waterloo, and 19th-century American expatriate artist James Abbott McNeil Whistler, as well as an early pictorial photograph by Edward Steichen. Temporary exhibitions in the Print Study Center are designed to highlight works in the permanent collection, and complement and enhance the special exhibitions on view.