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 - 17 de Febrero 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
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 17, 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
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Terry Toedtemeier, "Lost Boy Cave," 2000

Current Exhibition

Depth of Field: Selections from the Bill Rhoades Collection of Northwest Photography

January 4 – April 23, 2022

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

The exhibition presents a range of Northwest photographs donated by collector Bill Rhoades over the past few years, and includes works by Robert Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Jim Lommasson, Mary Randlett, and Terry Toedtemeier, among others.
Arvie Smith, “Blondie,” 2015

Arvie Smith, "Blondie," 2015

Current Exhibition

Arvie Smith: Scarecrow

January 22 – March 26, 2022

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby

Arvie Smith (American, born 1938) is a nationally recognized Portland, Oregon African American painter and professor emeritus from the Pacific Northwest College of Art who explores issues of race, identity, and systemic racism in his work.

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Upcoming Exhibition

Senior Studio Art Majors 2022

April 16 – May 14, 2022

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

Each spring, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art features the work of senior studio art majors at Willamette University. The exhibition represents the culmination of their four years at Willamette.

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Upcoming Exhibition

Chelsea Couch: boots, bullets, britches, & bologna

April 16 – May 14, 2022

Atrium Gallery

This year’s featured faculty member is Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Chelsea Couch, who teaches sculpture, video art, performance art, and time-based media in the Willamette University Art Department.

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April Waters, "Passing of Time" (detail), 2019

Upcoming Exhibition

April Waters: Water-Ice-Sky, Antarctica

May 7 – August 13, 2022

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

In 2018, Salem artist April Waters (American, born 1954) received a grant from the National Science Foundation to travel to Palmer Station, Antarctica to observe, study, photograph, and sketch the ocean, icebergs, and Marr Glacier. The exhibition features a range of Antarctica paintings created over the past three years as well as text panels that describe her journey and the science being done at Palmer Station.
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David Roberts, "Cairo, Looking West" (detail), 1842-49

Upcoming Exhibition

David Roberts: Artist and Traveler

June 4 – August 27, 2022

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

David Roberts (Scottish, 1796-1864) was a self-taught painter who rose from the depths of poverty and obscurity in Edinburgh to become one of the most celebrated artists and travelers of his generation. The exhibition features prints, drawings, and watercolors of the Iberian Peninsula and the Middle East on loan from Ken and Linda Sheppard, the Yale Center for British Art, the Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum, and the Huntington Library, Museum, and Garden.

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."

Updated Entry Requirements

• Proof of vaccination 
• A valid ID
• Wear an appropriate mask

This policy starts Tuesday, October 5, 2021 and will be in place until further notice.

COMPLETE COVID-19 INFORMATION AND VISITOR GUIDELINES

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