Past Exhibition

"Point of View"

October 29, 2014 – May 10, 2015

Landing to the second floor

point of view \ˈpȯint\ ˈəv \ˈvyü\ noun (pl) points of view
1: a particular attitude or way of considering a matter
2: a position from which someone or something is observed

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."

The inaugural installation, which will be on view through Spring 2015, features a body mask from the Asmat people of southwest New Guinea, with commentary by Bobby Brewer-Wallin, Associate Professor of Theatre / Costume Design at Willamette University.


Body Mask, Asmat people, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia
Early - to mid-20th century
Mulberry bark, twine, wood, and pigment
Collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University,
formerly in the collection of Sheldon Jackson College, Sitka, Alaska,