Hallie Ford Museum of Art to Close for Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University will close Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 3 p.m. and re-open Saturday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m.

In addition to permanent galleries devoted to historical and contemporary art, the museum features two special exhibitions through the end of the year.

The Second Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial continues through Dec. 23 in the Study Gallery. Organized by Crow's Shadow Master Printer Frank Janzen and Willamette Professor Rebecca Dobkins, the exhibition features a selection of contemporary prints by Native American artists created at the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts on the Umatilla Reservation in northeastern Oregon.

The Art of Ceremony: Regalia of Native Oregon is on display through Jan. 18 in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery. Organized by Dobkins in partnership with tribal leaders, artists and collectors, the exhibition introduces nontribal audiences to the history, beauty and function of ceremonial regalia within tribal life and thought.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State St. (corner of State and Cottage streets) in downtown Salem near the campus of Willamette University. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed Mondays. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children younger than 12 are admitted free, and Tuesday is an admission-free day. For more information, call (503) 370-6855 or visit