Copyright protected image of Diego Rivera's "La ofrenda"

Diego Rivera, "La ofrenda (The Offering)", 1931, oil on canvas, 48 ¾ x 60 ½ in., © 2021 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Current Exhibition

En Diálogo: Diego Rivera

9 de Abril de 2021 - Febrero 2022

Galería Focus en la Mark y Galería Janeth Sponenburgh

La pintura de Diego Rivera “La ofrenda (1931)” es la pieza central de la más reciente exposición del museo En Diálogo, organizada por el Curador de Colecciones y Exposiciones Jonathan Bucci, y que se exhibirá en la galería Focus hasta marzo de 2022. Esta continua serie de pequeñas exposiciones, combina el préstamo de obras de arte de importantes artistas reconocidos internacionalmente con obras de la colección permanente del museo.GALERÍA DE IMÁGENESVIEW IN ENGLISH
Copyright protected image of Diego Rivera's "La ofrenda"

Diego Rivera, "La ofrenda (The Offering)", 1931, oil on canvas, 48 ¾ x 60 ½ in., © 2021 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Current Exhibition

In Dialogue: Diego Rivera

April 9, 2021 – February 28, 2022

Focus Gallery in the Mark and Janeth Sponenburgh Gallery

Diego Rivera’s painting “La ofrenda” (1931) forms the centerpiece for the museum’s newest “In Dialogue” exhibition. This ongoing series of small exhibitions pairs loans of artworks by major international artists with artworks from the museum’s permanent collection.Image Gallery VER EN ESPAÑOL
Claudia Cave, "Light House" (detail), 2008

Claudia Cave, "Light House" (detail), 2008

Current Exhibition

Claudia Cave: Interiors and Interiority

August 28 – December 4, 2021

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

Corvallis, Oregon artist Claudia Cave's drawings and paintings range widely in subject matter, from spiky female figures to zooming canines and occasional cats to smoothly excavated landscape forms. The exhibition emphasizes Cave’s penchant for interiors and isolated rooms alive with compulsively rendered detail and fantasy, or cross-sections of entire houses, their spaces and inhabitants rendered for all to see.

Image Gallery
Carl Hall, "Soaring Beach," 1991

Carl Hall, "Soaring Beach," 1991

Current Exhibition

Time in Place: Northwest Art from the Permanent Collection

September 18 – December 18, 2021

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

This exhibition explores concepts of place as expressed in Northwest art over the past 150 years. Combining social, political, and environmental themes alongside individual interpretations of the Northwest landscape, the exhibition looks at how our sense of place develops through time and relationship with the land.Image Gallery Artists

Upcoming Exhibitions


Permanent Exhibitions

Lucinda Parker: [italics]Pinkish Lenticular[/italics]
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.

[italics]Tillamook Wallet Basket[/italics]
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.

[italics]Relief of a Servant[/italics]
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.

Constance Fowler, [italics]Tidal Drift[/italics]
Permanent Exhibition

Point of View

On permanent view

Landing to the second floor

In this ongoing 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."


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