Current Exhibitions

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Clifford Gleason, “Still Life with Spools,” ca. 1939

Clifford Gleason: The Promise of Paint

August 20 – October 31, 2020

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby

Clifford Gleason (American, 1913-1978), who grew up in Salem and spent his adult life in both Salem and Portland, was a talented and highly original artist whose work remains of keen interest to a small but loyal group of collectors and fellow artists but whose accomplishments are less generally known than those of other Oregon mid-twentieth-century modernists. 

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Bonnie Hull, “Pop's Floor," 2019

Bonnie Hull: Memory as Myth

August 20 – October 17, 2020

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

Salem, Oregon artist Bonnie Hull (American, born 1944) has been making drawings, paintings, and quilts in Salem for 50 years. The exhibition features new work created specifically for the exhibition as well as a variety of other work spanning her life as an artist and includes a selection of her drawing books from over the years. 

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Barkley Hendricks, "Brenda P," 1974, oil and acrylic on canvas, 72" x 50", Art Bridges, image courtesy of Sotheby's

Brenda P and Prints from the Permanent Collection

Aug. 20, 2020 - March 6, 2021

Focus Gallery in the Mark and Janeth Sponenburgh Gallery

Brenda P by Barkley Hendricks, on loan through March 2021 thanks to the Art Bridges foundation, serves as the centerpiece for this exhibition. Accompanied by a selection of prints from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition presents work by some of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century and touches on themes important to many Black artists working during that time – the figure, abstraction, and history

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