Image not available

Gold dinar, Seljuk Dynasty of Rum or Anatolia (modern Turkey). Date: 1217–1218, Mint: Konya in central Turkey, Ruler: Sultan Kay Kawus I (1211–1220)

Current Exhibition

Gold of the Caliphs: Medieval Islamic Coins from the Gary Leiser Collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

February 18 – August 14, 2021

Study Gallery

This exhibition offers a fascinating glimpse into Islamic art, history, politics, economics, and religious beliefs as reflected in medieval Islamic coins minted in locations from Spain through Central Asia. Organized by guest curator Gary Leiser, the exhibition features approximately 150 of the more than 500 Islamic coins that Leiser donated to the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in 2017.

Image GalleryExhibition BrochurePress Release
Image not available

Diego Rivera, “La ofrenda” 1931, óleo sobre tela, 48 ¾ x 60 ½ in. Art Bridges. Foto cortesía de Christie’s Images Limited 2017.

Current Exhibition

En Diálogo: Diego Rivera

9 de Abril de 2021 - 31 de Marzo de 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
Image not available

Diego Rivera, "La ofrenda (The Offering)" (detail), 1931, oil on canvas, 48 ¾ x 60 ½ in. Art Bridges. Photo courtesy of Christie’s Images Limited 2017.

Current Exhibition

In Dialogue: Diego Rivera

April 9, 2021 – March 31, 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
Image not available

James Lavadour, "This Good Land" (detail), 2017, four-color lithograph

Current Exhibition

Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial: Part I and II

Part I: February 18 - April 24, 2021 | Part II: May 8 - August 14, 2021

Print Study Center

The Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial is a two-part exhibition that features a selection of contemporary prints created by Native and non-Native artists at the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts on the Umatilla Reservation in northeastern Oregon.

Image Gallery: Part IImage Gallery: Part IIArtists: Part IArtists: Part IIAbout Crow's Shadow Institute of the ArtsHallie Ford Museum of Art and the Crow's Shadow Institute of the ArtsPress Release
Image of Dale Chihuly's "Light Violet Macchia, with Black Lip Wrap"

Dale Chihuly, "Light Violet Macchia, with Black Lip Wrap," 1983

Current Exhibition

Dale Chihuly: Cylinders, Macchia, and Venetians from the George R. Stroemple Collection

June 5 – August 28, 2021

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby

Dale Chihuly (American, born 1941) is an internationally-recognized Seattle glass artist who helped revolutionize the studio glass movement in the 1960s and 1970s and who helped found the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington in 1971. The exhibition features 72 glass vessels, sculptures, and drawings from the George R. Stroemple Collection of Portland, Oregon.

Image Gallery Reserve Your TicketMore About the ArtistPress Release

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."


Back to Top