The Sponenburghs were also the generous donors of a collection of more than 200 historical art objects representing five cultural areas worldwide, which the University received in 1990. The donation of this collection was instrumental in forming a foundation for the establishment of Willamette's Hallie Ford Museum of Art, which opened in the fall of 1998. Since 2011, the annual Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lectureship has been organized in alternate years by the Department of Art (Studio) and the Department of Art History.
Hogue-Sponenburgh Lecture Series
Hogue-Sponenburgh Lecture: Professor Alessandro Nova
- April 14th, 2016 | 7:30 PM
- ‘La dolce morte’: Leonardo’s Anatomical Drawings and the Cognitive Value of Images
- Prof. Alessandro Nova, Director of the Kunsthistorisches Institute im Florenz
Recent progress in neurological studies has instilled renewed vigour into the discussion of the role played by images in the service of medical research and their inherent authority.Read more
Adam Stennett ’94 spoke at Willamette as part of the Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lecture Series.
Transplanting China on the Global Stage
Dr. Patricia Berger, University of California, Berkeley
As part of the Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lecture Series, contemporary artist Myra Greene will explore photography’s depiction of race.
Image: Myra Greene's "My White Friends" series