Past Exhibitions

Willem Volkersz, "Vincent in Paris," 2013

Willem Volkersz, "Vincent in Paris," 2013

Willem Volkersz: The View from Here

January 23 – March 30, 2024

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

Organized by the Missoula Art Museum and the South Dakota Art Museum, Willem Volkersz: The View from Here presents a 25-year retrospective exhibition for Volkersz, an internationally-recognized mixed media artist who is known for his neon and paint-by-number installations.
HFMA at 25

Highlights from the Permanent Collection

September 19 – December 16, 2023

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art opened its doors in October of 1998. Join us this fall as we celebrate the museum's remarkable history and growth over the past 25 years. The HFMA director, curators, outside scholars, and others have teamed up to mine the collection to reveal its many hidden treasures, often for the first time.

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Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial

August 26 – December 2, 2023

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

The Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial exhibition 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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Tom Prochaska, "Oregon," 2013.

Tom Prochaska, "Oregon," 2013.

Tom Prochaska: Music for Ghosts

June 6 – August 26, 2023

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

This retrospective exhibition explores the career of longtime Portland artist Tom Prochaska. Well known for his open ended narrative works, Prochaska has developed a body of work that often merges dreamlike memories with a dark sense of humor.
Jim Hibbard, "Jerusalem," 1989

Jim Hibbard, "Jerusalem," 1989

Jim Hibbard: Back in View

May 6 – August 12, 2023

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

Jim Hibbard was an important Northwest artist who, after a 30-year career of exhibiting and teaching in Portland, established a new home and studio in Guanajuato, Mexico. This focused survey exhibition makes his Mexican work available to American audiences for the first time as well as revisits work from his earlier Portland years. 
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Character Development: Senior Studio Art Majors 2023

April 15 – May 20, 2023

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.

Ranran Fan

Ranran Fan

Ranran Fan: 上天入地 Ends of the Earth

April 15 – May 20, 2023

Atrium Gallery

This year’s featured faculty member is Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Ranran Fan, who teaches 4D art and photography in the Willamette University Art Department.

Rita Robillard (American, born 1944), "Queen of the Night I," from the series "Flower Serenade: A Gift of Time," 2021.

Rita Robillard (American, born 1944), "Queen of the Night I," from the series "Flower Serenade: A Gift of Time," 2021.

Rita Robillard: Time and Place

January 24 – March 25, 2023

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby

Rita Robillard (American, born 1944) is a highly regarded Portland, Oregon mixed media artist who explores themes of history, nature, ecology and place in her work.
Rick Silva, "Grand Staircase-Escalante," 2018

​​Cat Figurine (with incised wadjet-eye amulet), Ancient Egyptian, Late Period, 664-332 BCE, Bronze, cast; Gift of Fred W. Neumann, 2020.012.004

Hidden Histories: Artifacts of Daily Life in the Ancient World from the Fred W. Neumann Collection and Ancient Mediterranean Textiles from the Permanent Collection

January 3 – April 22, 2023

Study Gallery and Print Study Center

Organized by faculty curator and professor of art history and archaeology, Ann M. Nicgorski, the exhibition features a range of objects of daily life from Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, and Rome; as well as a range of ancient textiles mainly from late Roman to Late Antique Egypt.

David Boxley (Tsimshian, b. 1952), "Legend Adaox," 1988.

David Boxley (Tsimshian, b. 1952), "Legend Adaox," 1988.

TRANSFORMATIONS: The George and Colleen Hoyt Collection of Northwest Coast Art

September 17 – December 17, 2022

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

This exhibition traces the revival and history of contemporary Northwest Coast indigenous art over the past 75 years through the George and Colleen Hoyt Collection of Pacific Northwest Art. It includes masks, wooden objects, and prints by some of Canada and Alaska’s most important and distinguished artists.
Rick Silva, "Grand Staircase-Escalante," 2018

Rick Silva, "Grand Staircase-Escalante," 2018

Rick Silva: Western Fronts

August 27 – December 3, 2022

Study Gallery

Silva’s work integrates art and technology and poses questions about politics and place. As a response to the Trump administration's decision to strip land from four major national monuments – Cascade Siskiyou in Oregon, California, Gold Butte in Nevada, and Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Bears Ears in Utah - Silva sought out to critically examine the effects of the presidential declaration.

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