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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

August 20, 2020 – March 15, 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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Lockwood Dennis, “Public Market," 1992

Lockwood Dennis: Woodcuts

October 24, 2020 – January 16, 2021

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

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Lockwood Dennis (American, 1937-2012) was a highly regarded Washington printmaker who is known for his woodcut prints that captured iconic scenes of Seattle, Portland, and the artist’s travels throughout the western United States. 

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Virginia Darcé, "The Market" (detail), 1938

Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art in the 1930s

November 28, 2020 – March 27, 2021

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby

This is the first major exhibition to celebrate the bounty of artwork created in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana under the New Deal Federal Art Projects in the 1930s. Organized by the Tacoma Art Museum, the exhibition features work by such notable Pacific Northwest artists of the 1930s as Louis Bunce, Kenneth Callahan, Fay Chong, Elizabeth Colborne, Martina Gangle, Gordon Gilkey, Charles Heaney, Bue Kee, and Albert and Arthur Rundquist among others. 

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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)

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.

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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

In Dialogue: Diego Rivera

April 9, 2021 - February 2021

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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Cayla Skillin-Brauchle, "Gravity", 2019

Cayla Skillin-Brauchle: Locating

April 17 – May 15, 2021

Atrium Gallery

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This year’s featured faculty member is Assistant Professor of Art Cayla Skillin-Brauchle (American, born 1984), who teachesdrawing, installation art, social practice, and performance art in the art department.

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Tangent: Senior Studio Art Majors 2021

April 17 – May 15, 2021

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

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.

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

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.

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