Call for Blankets: Your Blanket is Invited to Become Part of a Marie Watt Sculpture

by University Communications,

Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University and artist Marie Watt invite you to donate a blanket and share its blanket story. Marie Watt, a 1990 Willamette graduate, will be creating a sculpture for the permanent collection that will be based, in part, on these donated blankets that will be collected now and into the Spring of 2014.

Donate your blanket

Blankets can be dropped off at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art (Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m-4 p.m.; Sunday from 1-5 p.m.)

If you have a story to share but want to keep your blanket, you can substitute in another blanket with your story.

Tell your story

Tags: are available at the museum and you are invited to share your personal blanket story on the tag which will remain with the blanket you donate.

Follow the blanket stories online

fb Facebook HFMA Blanket Stories Project: blanket stories are also being shared online.

Bonnie Hull

Bonnie Hull donated this plaid wool "car robe" that her family used on Sunday drives when she was a child.

Receive art

In exchange for donating blankets, participants will receive a small silkscreen print by Marie Watt.


For more information or questions
Email, 503 370-6855

An "Art Works" grant from the National Endowment for the Arts is bringing the work of Pacific NW Native American artists Marie Watt, Joe Feddersen, and Robert Kentta to the Hallie Ford Museum of Art’s permanent collection. These projects include short residencies that offer the artists opportunities to have a dialogue and working relationship with the public, students, and faculty. In addition each artist will describe the creation and the significance of their work in a short video that will be available through the museum’s website. Additional funding for this project was provided by funds from the Maribeth Collins Art Acquisition Fund and endowment funds from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, through their Spirit Mountain Community Fund.