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

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

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 Interview with curator Roger Hull
Carl Hall, "Soaring Beach," 1991

Carl Hall, "Soaring Beach," 1991

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.
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Terry Toedtemeier, "Lost Boy Cave," 2000

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.Image Gallery
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Arvie Smith, "Blondie," 2015

Arvie Smith: Scarecrow

January 22 – March 26, 2022

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

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.
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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.

Chelsea Couch: Faculty Exhibition

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

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) traveled to Palmer Station, Antarctica as a National Science Foundation artist in residence to observe, study, photograph, and sketch the ocean, icebergs, and Maar 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

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.

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